jilt3d jilt3d - 17 days ago 5
Java Question

Specify common resources in a multi-module maven project

Is there any way to share resources between modules of a parent project in Maven? For example, I would like to specify one log4j.properties file for all the modules in a multi-module Maven project.

Generally, I use Eclipse IDE to create the parent project by choosing a general project and then convert it to a Maven project by specifying a packaging of

pom
. This creates a "clean" project structure without
src
and etc. folders. I wonder where such a shared resource should be put in this case.

EDIT1: I would like to put the common resources in the parent project.

Answer

I'd create one additional "base" module (project), packaging "jar", that contains the common resources in src/main/resources. Then I'd make the other modules depend on that project. Now they see the common resources on their classpaths.

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