Apache Maven 1.x has reached its end of life, and is no longer supported. For more information, see the announcement. Users are encouraged to migrate to the current version of Apache Maven.

Maven Javadoc Plug-in

Generates documentation for the Java code in the project using the standard Javadoc tool. The default settings will suit many projects, and simply entering maven javadoc will create the standard documentation.

The Javadoc plug-in provides a number of goals. The main goal generates the Javadoc, while a number of subsidiary goals distribute the results as a jar file.

The standard settings for the plug-in are suitable for many uses. A full range of properties is also provided for further customisation.