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From "Ivan (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MWAR-81) Request enhancement to pattern matching for warSourceIncludes/warSourceExcludes functionality (regular expressions?)
Date Wed, 26 May 2010 08:18:12 GMT


Ivan commented on MWAR-81:

We are also very interested in resolving this issue.
We have some jars which should be of "system-provided" scope (1. have systemPath property,
because these jars are legacy and out of any repository; 2. not be included into war, because
we have several instances of this war and jars are using native code, so only one instance
of jar can be loaded, which should be in container's lib directory).
packagingExcludes seemed to be the solution we need, but we cannot force it to work properly.
Actually even specifying full name doesn't work.

> Request enhancement to pattern matching for warSourceIncludes/warSourceExcludes functionality
(regular expressions?)
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MWAR-81
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven 2.x WAR Plugin
>          Issue Type: Wish
>         Environment: n/a
>            Reporter: Bryan Loofbourrow
>            Priority: Minor
> The Maven War Plugin currently permits choosing what files will wind up in the .war.
It does this via two parameters, warSourceIncludes, and warSourceExcludes.  The rule appears
to be that the includes are computed, and a list of matches made, then that list is run against
the excludes, and any matches taken out of the include list.
> The only wildcards that appear to be supported are *, **, and ?.
> That doesn't work well if you are packaging wars in ears, and therefore want to exclude
all jars from the war, except for one or two that have to be in the war in order to run properly.
 "Exclude all but foo.jar and bar.jar" just doesn't translate well to "here's your simple
include template, here's your simple exclude template" representation, at least with current
> So this is a wish specifically for something to address the "exclude all but x, y, and
z" need for war source includes/excludes, and a suggestion that it might be best to deprecate
the warSourceIncludes/warSourceExcludes approach in favor of a single parameter that supports
regular expressions instead.

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