Plugin Documentation

Goals available for this plugin:

Goal Description
clean:clean Goal which cleans the build.

This attempts to clean a project's working directory of the files that were generated at build-time. By default, it discovers and deletes the directories configured in project.build.directory, project.build.outputDirectory, project.build.testOutputDirectory, and project.reporting.outputDirectory.

Files outside the default may also be included in the deletion by configuring the filesets tag.

clean:help Display help information on maven-clean-plugin.
Call mvn clean:help -Ddetail=true -Dgoal=<goal-name> to display parameter details.

System Requirements

The following specifies the minimum requirements to run this Maven plugin:

Maven 2.2.1
JDK 1.5
Memory No minimum requirement.
Disk Space No minimum requirement.

Usage

You should specify the version in your project's plugin configuration:

<project>
  ...
  <build>
    <!-- To define the plugin version in your parent POM -->
    <pluginManagement>
      <plugins>
        <plugin>
          <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
          <artifactId>maven-clean-plugin</artifactId>
          <version>2.6.1</version>
        </plugin>
        ...
      </plugins>
    </pluginManagement>
    <!-- To use the plugin goals in your POM or parent POM -->
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
        <artifactId>maven-clean-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>2.6.1</version>
      </plugin>
      ...
    </plugins>
  </build>
  ...
</project>

For more information, see "Guide to Configuring Plug-ins"