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Apache Maven Cookbook by Raghuram Bharathan

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Using the Maven Help plugin

Maven provides a –h command-line flag to display various command-line parameters that it supports. However, there is a Help plugin that helps you get other information.

How to do it...

  1. Open the simple Maven project.
  2. Run the following command:
      mvn help:effective-pom 
    
  3. Observe the output:
    How to do it...
  4. Run the following command on a project with a profile (for instance, project-with-profile):
    mvn help:all-profiles
    
  5. Observe the output:
    [INFO] --- maven-help-plugin:2.2:all-profiles (default-cli) @ project-with-profile ---
    [INFO] Listing Profiles for Project: com.packt.cookbook:project-with-profile:jar
    :1.0-SNAPSHOT
     Profile Id: dev (Active: false ...

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