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How to exclude property files in a jar using Maven


This page shows how to exclude property file from the final build. The final build can be jar file or war file or ear file. You need to place below code snippet in your maven pom.xml file to exclude property files. You need to specify the directory where the files are reside in your application structure. Also you need to specify the file types to be excluded using exclude tag. Below code excludes any file name ending with .properties extension.

	<build>
		<finalName>gtmapi</finalName>
		<resources>
			<resource>
				<directory>src/main/resources</directory>
				<excludes>
					<exclude>*.properties</exclude>
				</excludes>
				<filtering>false</filtering>
			</resource>
		</resources>
	</build>

This code also helpful to exlude anyother file types. All you need to do is provide proper file extension. Below code excludes any file ends with .txt extension.

	<build>
		<finalName>gtmapi</finalName>
		<resources>
			<resource>
				<directory>src/main/resources</directory>
				<excludes>
					<exclude>*.txt</exclude>
				</excludes>
				<filtering>false</filtering>
			</resource>
		</resources>
	</build>

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