Plugin Documentation

Goals available for this plugin:

Goal Description
assembly:assembly Deprecated. Use assembly:single instead! The assembly:assembly mojo leads to non-standard builds.
assembly:attached Deprecated. Use assembly:single instead! The assembly:attached mojo leads to non-standard builds.
assembly:directory Deprecated. Use assembly:single and an assembly with format == dir instead! This mojo is redundant.
assembly:directory-inline Deprecated. Use assembly:single and an assembly with format == dir instead! This mojo is redundant, and leads to non-standard builds.
assembly:directory-single Deprecated. Use assembly:single and an assembly with format == dir instead! This mojo is redundant.
assembly:help Display help information on maven-assembly-plugin.
Call mvn assembly:help -Ddetail=true -Dgoal=<goal-name> to display parameter details.
assembly:single Assemble an application bundle or distribution from an assembly descriptor. This goal is suitable either for binding to the lifecycle or calling directly from the command line (provided all required files are available before the build starts, or are produced by another goal specified before this one on the command line).
assembly:unpack Deprecated. Use org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-dependency-plugin goal: unpack or unpack-dependencies instead.

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-assembly-plugin</artifactId>
          <version>2.5.2</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-assembly-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>2.5.2</version>
      </plugin>
      ...
    </plugins>
  </build>
  ...
</project>

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