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From Gajo Csaba <>
Subject Re: Adding files to target before creating war
Date Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:07:49 GMT
The target directory is probably created in the generate-resources 
phase, before the compile phase. What about trying it in the package phase?

You can also try the pre-integration-test phase, but this will only be 
called if you run maven with a target higher than package.

Here are the various phases, scroll down to "Default Lifecycle":


On 21.3.2011 15:55, Sam Adams wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm pretty new to Maven user but have been using it in a simple case
> for a while now to create a web based project. Currently I use
> war:exploded for local development and install for creating a
> distributable. I'm now in a situation where I want to overwrite some
> standard files (properties, etc) for certain profiles. I was hoping I
> could do this with antrun. I origionally bound the plugin to run at
> the prepare-package phase but it looks as if this is too early. The
> target directory gets created after this and the copied files are over
> ridden. Is there a way I can run this after the target directory is
> created but before the war is built?
> Thanks,
> Sam
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