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Subject Re: Searching for artifacts which are used as a dependency by other artifacts
Date Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:29:02 GMT
Another workaround if you want to do this only for projects in your 
current reactor and it is done sporadically + not programatically would be 
to use the maven-graph-plugin. From the image you will see the incoming 

Just an extra idea...

Alejandro Endo | Software Designer/Concepteur de logiciels

From:   "Lyons, Roy" <>
To:     Maven Users List <>, 
Date:   2013-12-19 10:21
Subject:        Re: Searching for artifacts which are used as a dependency 
by other artifacts

I can say that Sonatype has a solution for this in CLM - as long as you
scan everything it will maintain the relationships for the reverse
dependency lookup. 

I think I heard that they were thinking about bringing this capability to
Nexus (by querying CLM in the backend).

Other than that, I ended up writing a perl script that would parse the
following out of every branch in every repository:
mvn help:effective-pom
mvn dependency:list

I then read that into a wonderful hash structure which I used to create a
reverse hash, and then create a nice csv file from that data which I can
use in and excel-like program to search for the dependency - and see the
results.  I created a forward-dependency.csv and a reverse-dependency.csv
with my hash structures to present the data in different ways.

Either way, its totally possible to do.

On 12/19/13 8:36 AM, "Karl Heinz Marbaise" <> wrote:

>currently i'm searching for a solution to the given problem:
>Given maven coordinates: GAV
>I would like to know of which other artifacts (GAV) this given GAV is
>used by. Or in other words which artifacts having a dependency to the
>above artifact.
>I've found in the meantime the maven-indexer project which uses the
>repository index (central or others like from Nexus). But it looks like
>it can't solve this...may be i miss something in relationship with
>maven-indexer ..
>Does someone have an idea how to solve the above problem ?
>I appreciate any hints etc. links or so...
>Kind regards
>Karl-Heinz Marbaise
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