Selective Javadocs Reports

To run the Javadocs reports selectively, you need to include only the Javadocs reports that you prefer. As said in the FAQ, the configuration depends on the <build/> tag or <reporting/> tag used.

Using <build/> Tag

<project>
  ...
  <build>
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
        <artifactId>maven-javadoc-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>2.10.1</version>
        <configuration>
          <!-- Default configuration for all reports -->
          ...
        </configuration>
        <executions>
          <execution>
            <goals>
              <goal>javadoc</goal>
              <goal>test-javadoc</goal>
            </goals>
            <phase>site</phase>
            <configuration>
              <!-- Specific configuration for the given reports -->
              ...
            </configuration>
          </execution>
        </executions>
      </plugin>
    </plugins>
  </build>
  ...
</project>

Since the phase is site, you need to call mvn site to generate the selected reports (only main and test javadocs).

Using <reporting/> Tag

<project>
  ...
  <reporting>
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
        <artifactId>maven-javadoc-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>2.10.1</version>
        <configuration>
          <!-- Default configuration for all reports -->
          ...
        </configuration>
        <reportSets>
          <reportSet>
            <id>default</id>
            <configuration>
              <!-- Specific configuration for the given reports -->
              ...
            </configuration>
            <reports>
              <report>javadoc</report>
              <report>test-javadoc</report>
            </reports>
          </reportSet>
          <reportSet>
            <id>aggregate</id>
            <configuration>
              <!-- Specific configuration for the given reports -->
              ...
            </configuration>
            <reports>
              <report>aggregate</report>
            </reports>
          </reportSet>
        </reportSets>
      </plugin>
    </plugins>
  </reporting>
  ...
</project>

Just call mvn site to generate the selected reports (main, test and aggregate javadocs).