Recently I wanted to include the version of an artifact generated by a Maven build into a text file in that artifact. As Google and and good friends will help you with, I was pointed to this article that was exactly what I wanted.
Basically, create a /src/main/resources/version.txt file with the following content…
… then including the following snippet in your “build”…
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<build> <resources> <resource> <directory>src/main/resources</directory> <filtering>true</filtering> <includes> <include>**/version.txt</include> </includes> </resource> <resource> <directory>src/main/resources</directory> <filtering>false</filtering> <excludes> <exclude>**/version.txt</exclude> </excludes> </resource> </resources> </build>
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