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From "Michael Osipov (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Closed] (SCM-413) scm:bootstrap example needs updating or a warning associated with it
Date Sun, 06 Sep 2015 20:45:02 GMT


Michael Osipov closed SCM-413.
    Resolution: Auto Closed

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> scm:bootstrap example needs updating or a warning associated with it
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SCM-413
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven SCM
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: documentation
>    Affects Versions: 1.1
>         Environment: Documentation
>            Reporter: Andy Stocks
>            Priority: Minor
> The scm:bootstrap example (
) shows how to use a pom file and maven to set up a project from scratch, pulling source code
from a repository. What it doesn't mention is a situation that can occur once the code is
checked out and the operation has finished. The bootstrap pom file remains - should you accidentally
run an mvn clean with this pom (as the example shows) it will remove all the source code that
has been checked out via the scm:bootstrap command. Unfortunately, this may be done by accident
after many local changes have been made to the checked out source - losing all the changes
not checked in. I think *it should be made very clear* in the example of this issue (or the
example should be modified to either recommend removal of the bootstrap pom, or if it's possible
include some mark-up to disable the clean operation (is this possible?)).  This has made the
case for using Maven more difficult to annoyed team members, in one case losing several days
of work.

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