war:war

Full name:

org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-war-plugin:2.7-SNAPSHOT:war

Description:

Build a WAR file.

Attributes:

  • Requires a Maven project to be executed.
  • Requires dependency resolution of artifacts in scope: runtime.
  • The goal is thread-safe and supports parallel builds.
  • Binds by default to the lifecycle phase: package.

Required Parameters

Name Type Since Description
cacheFile File 2.1-alpha-1 The file containing the webapp structure cache.
Default value is: ${project.build.directory}/war/work/webapp-cache.xml.
outputDirectory String - The directory for the generated WAR.
Default value is: ${project.build.directory}.
warName String - The name of the generated WAR.
Default value is: ${project.build.finalName}.
User property is: war.warName.
warSourceDirectory File - Single directory for extra files to include in the WAR. This is where you place your JSP files.
Default value is: ${basedir}/src/main/webapp.
webappDirectory File - The directory where the webapp is built.
Default value is: ${project.build.directory}/${project.build.finalName}.
workDirectory File - Directory to unpack dependent WARs into if needed.
Default value is: ${project.build.directory}/war/work.

Optional Parameters

Name Type Since Description
archive MavenArchiveConfiguration - The archive configuration to use. See Maven Archiver Reference.
archiveClasses boolean 2.0.1 Whether a JAR file will be created for the classes in the webapp. Using this optional configuration parameter will make the compiled classes to be archived into a JAR file and the classes directory will then be excluded from the webapp.
Default value is: false.
User property is: archiveClasses.
attachClasses boolean 2.1-alpha-2 Whether classes (that is the content of the WEB-INF/classes directory) should be attached to the project as an additional artifact.

By default the classifier for the additional artifact is 'classes'. You can change it with the <classesClassifier>someclassifier</classesClassifier> parameter.

If this parameter true, another project can depend on the classes by writing something like:

<dependency>
  <groupId>myGroup</groupId>
  <artifactId>myArtifact</artifactId>
  <version>myVersion</myVersion>
  <classifier>classes</classifier>
</dependency>



Default value is: false.
classesClassifier String 2.1-alpha-2 The classifier to use for the attached classes artifact.
Default value is: classes.
classifier String - Classifier to add to the generated WAR. If given, the artifact will be an attachment instead. The classifier will not be applied to the JAR file of the project - only to the WAR file.
containerConfigXML File - The path to a configuration file for the servlet container. Note that the file name may be different for different servlet containers. Apache Tomcat uses a configuration file named context.xml. The file will be copied to the META-INF directory.
User property is: maven.war.containerConfigXML.
dependentWarExcludes String - Deprecated. Use <overlay>/<excludes> instead
dependentWarIncludes String - Deprecated. Use <overlay>/<includes> instead
escapeString String 2.1-beta-1 Expression preceded with this String won't be interpolated. \${foo} will be replaced with ${foo}.
User property is: maven.war.escapeString.
escapedBackslashesInFilePath boolean 2.1-alpha-2 To escape interpolated values with Windows path c:\foo\bar will be replaced with c:\\foo\\bar.
Default value is: false.
User property is: maven.war.escapedBackslashesInFilePath.
failOnMissingWebXml boolean 2.1-alpha-2 Whether or not to fail the build if the web.xml file is missing. Set to false if you want you WAR built without a web.xml file. This may be useful if you are building an overlay that has no web.xml file.
Default value is: true.
User property is: failOnMissingWebXml.
filteringDeploymentDescriptors boolean 2.1-alpha-2 To filter deployment descriptors. Disabled by default.
Default value is: false.
User property is: maven.war.filteringDeploymentDescriptors.
filters List - Filters (property files) to include during the interpolation of the pom.xml.
includeEmptyDirectories boolean 2.4 (no description)
Default value is: false.
nonFilteredFileExtensions List 2.1-alpha-2 A list of file extensions that should not be filtered. Will be used when filtering webResources and overlays.
outputFileNameMapping String 2.1-alpha-1 The file name mapping to use when copying libraries and TLDs. If no file mapping is set (default) the files are copied with their standard names.
overlays List 2.1-alpha-1 The overlays to apply. Each <overlay> element may contain:
  • id (defaults to currentBuild)
  • groupId (if this and artifactId are null, then the current project is treated as its own overlay)
  • artifactId (see above)
  • classifier
  • type
  • includes (a list of string patterns)
  • excludes (a list of string patterns)
  • filtered (defaults to false)
  • skip (defaults to false)
  • targetPath (defaults to root of webapp structure)

packagingExcludes String 2.1-alpha-2 The comma separated list of tokens to exclude from the WAR before packaging. This option may be used to implement the skinny WAR use case. Note that you can use the Java Regular Expressions engine to include and exclude specific pattern using the expression %regex[]. Hint: read the about (?!Pattern).
packagingIncludes String 2.1-beta-1 The comma separated list of tokens to include in the WAR before packaging. By default everything is included. This option may be used to implement the skinny WAR use case. Note that you can use the Java Regular Expressions engine to include and exclude specific pattern using the expression %regex[].
primaryArtifact boolean - Whether this is the main artifact being built. Set to false if you don't want to install or deploy it to the local repository instead of the default one in an execution.
Default value is: true.
User property is: primaryArtifact.
recompressZippedFiles boolean 2.3 Indicates if zip archives (jar,zip etc) being added to the war should be compressed again. Compressing again can result in smaller archive size, but gives noticeably longer execution time.
Default value is: true.
resourceEncoding String 2.3 The encoding to use when copying filtered web resources.
Default value is: ${project.build.sourceEncoding}.
User property is: resourceEncoding.
supportMultiLineFiltering boolean 2.4 Stop searching endToken at the end of line
Default value is: false.
User property is: maven.war.supportMultiLineFiltering.
useCache boolean 2.1-alpha-1 Whether the cache should be used to save the status of the webapp across multiple runs. Experimental feature so disabled by default.
Default value is: false.
User property is: useCache.
useJvmChmod boolean 2.4 use jvmChmod rather that cli chmod and forking process
Default value is: true.
User property is: maven.war.useJvmChmod.
warSourceExcludes String - The comma separated list of tokens to exclude when copying the content of the warSourceDirectory.
warSourceIncludes String - The comma separated list of tokens to include when copying the content of the warSourceDirectory.
Default value is: **.
webResources Resource[] - The list of webResources we want to transfer.
webXml File - The path to the web.xml file to use.
User property is: maven.war.webxml.

Parameter Details

archive:

The archive configuration to use. See Maven Archiver Reference.
  • Type: org.apache.maven.archiver.MavenArchiveConfiguration
  • Required: No

archiveClasses:

Whether a JAR file will be created for the classes in the webapp. Using this optional configuration parameter will make the compiled classes to be archived into a JAR file and the classes directory will then be excluded from the webapp.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.0.1
  • Required: No
  • User Property: archiveClasses
  • Default: false

attachClasses:

Whether classes (that is the content of the WEB-INF/classes directory) should be attached to the project as an additional artifact.

By default the classifier for the additional artifact is 'classes'. You can change it with the <classesClassifier>someclassifier</classesClassifier> parameter.

If this parameter true, another project can depend on the classes by writing something like:

<dependency>
  <groupId>myGroup</groupId>
  <artifactId>myArtifact</artifactId>
  <version>myVersion</myVersion>
  <classifier>classes</classifier>
</dependency>


  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.1-alpha-2
  • Required: No
  • Default: false

cacheFile:

The file containing the webapp structure cache.
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Since: 2.1-alpha-1
  • Required: Yes
  • Default: ${project.build.directory}/war/work/webapp-cache.xml

classesClassifier:

The classifier to use for the attached classes artifact.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.1-alpha-2
  • Required: No
  • Default: classes

classifier:

Classifier to add to the generated WAR. If given, the artifact will be an attachment instead. The classifier will not be applied to the JAR file of the project - only to the WAR file.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Required: No

containerConfigXML:

The path to a configuration file for the servlet container. Note that the file name may be different for different servlet containers. Apache Tomcat uses a configuration file named context.xml. The file will be copied to the META-INF directory.
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Required: No
  • User Property: maven.war.containerConfigXML

dependentWarExcludes:

Deprecated. Use <overlay>/<excludes> instead
The comma separated list of tokens to exclude when doing a WAR overlay.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Required: No

dependentWarIncludes:

Deprecated. Use <overlay>/<includes> instead
The comma separated list of tokens to include when doing a WAR overlay. Default is '**'
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Required: No

escapeString:

Expression preceded with this String won't be interpolated. \${foo} will be replaced with ${foo}.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.1-beta-1
  • Required: No
  • User Property: maven.war.escapeString

escapedBackslashesInFilePath:

To escape interpolated values with Windows path c:\foo\bar will be replaced with c:\\foo\\bar.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.1-alpha-2
  • Required: No
  • User Property: maven.war.escapedBackslashesInFilePath
  • Default: false

failOnMissingWebXml:

Whether or not to fail the build if the web.xml file is missing. Set to false if you want you WAR built without a web.xml file. This may be useful if you are building an overlay that has no web.xml file.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.1-alpha-2
  • Required: No
  • User Property: failOnMissingWebXml
  • Default: true

filteringDeploymentDescriptors:

To filter deployment descriptors. Disabled by default.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.1-alpha-2
  • Required: No
  • User Property: maven.war.filteringDeploymentDescriptors
  • Default: false

filters:

Filters (property files) to include during the interpolation of the pom.xml.
  • Type: java.util.List
  • Required: No

includeEmptyDirectories:

(no description)
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.4
  • Required: No
  • Default: false

nonFilteredFileExtensions:

A list of file extensions that should not be filtered. Will be used when filtering webResources and overlays.
  • Type: java.util.List
  • Since: 2.1-alpha-2
  • Required: No

outputDirectory:

The directory for the generated WAR.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Required: Yes
  • Default: ${project.build.directory}

outputFileNameMapping:

The file name mapping to use when copying libraries and TLDs. If no file mapping is set (default) the files are copied with their standard names.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.1-alpha-1
  • Required: No

overlays:

The overlays to apply. Each <overlay> element may contain:
  • id (defaults to currentBuild)
  • groupId (if this and artifactId are null, then the current project is treated as its own overlay)
  • artifactId (see above)
  • classifier
  • type
  • includes (a list of string patterns)
  • excludes (a list of string patterns)
  • filtered (defaults to false)
  • skip (defaults to false)
  • targetPath (defaults to root of webapp structure)
  • Type: java.util.List
  • Since: 2.1-alpha-1
  • Required: No

packagingExcludes:

The comma separated list of tokens to exclude from the WAR before packaging. This option may be used to implement the skinny WAR use case. Note that you can use the Java Regular Expressions engine to include and exclude specific pattern using the expression %regex[]. Hint: read the about (?!Pattern).
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.1-alpha-2
  • Required: No

packagingIncludes:

The comma separated list of tokens to include in the WAR before packaging. By default everything is included. This option may be used to implement the skinny WAR use case. Note that you can use the Java Regular Expressions engine to include and exclude specific pattern using the expression %regex[].
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.1-beta-1
  • Required: No

primaryArtifact:

Whether this is the main artifact being built. Set to false if you don't want to install or deploy it to the local repository instead of the default one in an execution.
  • Type: boolean
  • Required: No
  • User Property: primaryArtifact
  • Default: true

recompressZippedFiles:

Indicates if zip archives (jar,zip etc) being added to the war should be compressed again. Compressing again can result in smaller archive size, but gives noticeably longer execution time.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.3
  • Required: No
  • Default: true

resourceEncoding:

The encoding to use when copying filtered web resources.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.3
  • Required: No
  • User Property: resourceEncoding
  • Default: ${project.build.sourceEncoding}

supportMultiLineFiltering:

Stop searching endToken at the end of line
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.4
  • Required: No
  • User Property: maven.war.supportMultiLineFiltering
  • Default: false

useCache:

Whether the cache should be used to save the status of the webapp across multiple runs. Experimental feature so disabled by default.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.1-alpha-1
  • Required: No
  • User Property: useCache
  • Default: false

useJvmChmod:

use jvmChmod rather that cli chmod and forking process
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.4
  • Required: No
  • User Property: maven.war.useJvmChmod
  • Default: true

warName:

The name of the generated WAR.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Required: Yes
  • User Property: war.warName
  • Default: ${project.build.finalName}

warSourceDirectory:

Single directory for extra files to include in the WAR. This is where you place your JSP files.
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Required: Yes
  • Default: ${basedir}/src/main/webapp

warSourceExcludes:

The comma separated list of tokens to exclude when copying the content of the warSourceDirectory.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Required: No

warSourceIncludes:

The comma separated list of tokens to include when copying the content of the warSourceDirectory.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Required: No
  • Default: **

webResources:

The list of webResources we want to transfer.
  • Type: org.apache.maven.model.Resource[]
  • Required: No

webXml:

The path to the web.xml file to use.
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Required: No
  • User Property: maven.war.webxml

webappDirectory:

The directory where the webapp is built.
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Required: Yes
  • Default: ${project.build.directory}/${project.build.finalName}

workDirectory:

Directory to unpack dependent WARs into if needed.
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Required: Yes
  • Default: ${project.build.directory}/war/work