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Mojo Developer Cookbook

 This page contains code snippets demonstrating commonly used tasks when writing Maven plug-ins. There are no guarantees that these are the 'right' way to do things, but they have worked at least once for the author(s).

Commonly used components 

These components are commonly used, also in the following snippets.

You may want to add @required and @readonly, but I dropped them to keep it short.

Creating and resolving an artifact

 To create an artifact, use an ArtifactFactory.

An artifact doesn't help you much until it's resolved (using an ArtifactResolver). This resolving process is not transitive!

Now you get the artifact file (in the local repository):

Resolving transitively

You need a MavenProject. If you don't have (the right) one, you can create it with just a groupId:artifactId:version:

Now you can use the ArtifactResolver to resolve transitively.

The filter is optional, and limits the resolving. Possible filters are:

  • ScopeArtifactFilter
  • InclusionArtifactFilter
  • ExclusionArtifactFilter
  • TypeArtifactFilter
  • AndArtifactFilter (to combine them)
  • or create your own, by implementing ArtifactFilter

Running external commands

Use CommandLine and CommandLineUtils from org.codehaus.plexus.util.cli

The input parameter is optional. For the output and error StreamConsumers, you can use CommandLineUtils.StringStreamConsumer which captures the output
in a String.

Installing and deploying artifacts

If you need want to install or deploy an artifact as part of a project build, you can add them to the MavenProject and they will be picked up in the install or deploy phase.

If you install/deploy in a standalone goal, or you need to install/deploy an artifact that is not part of the project being built, you can use the ArtifactInstaller or ArtifactDeployer.

Accessing the Plexus container

If you want access to the container, for doing your own component lookups, implement the org.codehaus.plexus.personality.plexus.lifecycle.phase.Contextualizable interface

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