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Apache Maven Cookbook by Raghuram Bharathan

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Using the Maven Resources plugin

The Resources plugin comes into picture to copy project resources to the output directory. The resources can be for the project to run or for the purpose of testing.

How to do it...

Let's start using the Maven Resources plugin by performing the following steps:

  1. Open the command prompt.
  2. Run the following command on the simple project that we created earlier:
    mvn process-resources
    
  3. Observe what happens:
    [INFO] --- maven-resources-plugin:2.5:resources (default-resources) @ simple-project ---
    [INFO] skip non existing resourceDirectory C:\projects\apache-maven-cookbook\simple-project\src\main\resources
    

How it works...

When we specify the process-resources phase, Maven executes the resources goal of maven-resources-plugin, which ...

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