Generate source code jar for Maven based project

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In this tutorial, we will see how to generate source code jar for maven based project.

If you have simple java project, then you need to convert it maven project.

Sometimes, you need to pack source code with your project jar. This is extremely useful when people use your library and can attach source code for debugging.

You can simply use maven-source-plugin to achieve the same.

Once you put this in your pom.xml, you should be able to see source jar along with your project jar.

Here is complete pom.xml.

Deploy the jar

You need to run mvn install to generate the source jar along with project jar.
I am using eclipse to run this mvn command.

You can also go to project location in terminal and execute mvn install to generate the source code jar.

Here is output of the command.

Check the local repository

You should be able to find jar file in maven local repository. Here is output of above command.

I was able to find source jar at this location.
/Users/apple/.m2/repository/org/arpit/java2blog/Java2blogMaven

That’s all about how to generate source code jar for Maven based project.

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