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Sotirios-Efstathios Maneas
Sotirios-Efstathios (Stathis) Maneas is a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. His main interests include distributed systems, storage systems, file systems, and operating systems.

How to clean project with Maven example

A Maven based project uses the target folder to place the output of a project’s build. Before the deployment of a project, it is a good practice to clean every file created by the previous build.

In this example, we use Apache Maven 3.1.1 on a Windows 7 platform.

In order to clean our project, we must first navigate to its folder, using the terminal (Linux or Mac) or the command prompt (Windows). Then, we must issue the following command:
 
 

mvn clean

A sample output of the command is shown below:

mvn_clean_cmd_WM

This command is responsible for removing all files generated by the previous build. Thus, every file inside the target folder will be removed.

Finally, it is a good practice to use Maven’s clean command along with Maven’s package command as following:

mvn clean package

This command first, cleans our project by removing everything inside the target folder and then, packages our code in a distributable format, such as jar.

This was a tutorial on how to clean a project, using Apache Maven.

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