[jboss-dev] Maven - best way to change versions in a project tree?

David M. Lloyd david.lloyd at redhat.com
Mon Dec 14 11:42:37 EST 2009

You can use version properties like this:


Then you can refer to it later (I think in children as well) as 
${version.foo.bar.baz}.  This gives you a single point where the version 
can be set.  (Even if I'm wrong about the parent/child thing, since the 
version is on the same line as the property name, search/replace can be 
more specific.)


On 12/14/2009 10:42 AM, Ondřej Žižka wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a multi-module Maven project, some modules again have modules,
> plus there are some subdirs with "child" artifact.
> === What's the best way to change a version of certain artifact in the
> whole tree? ===
> This was discussed some time ago on some mailing list, and IIRC, the
> unspoken conclusion was to use something like
> perl -pi -e 's/1.1.0.GA-SNAPSHOT/1.1.0.GA-HTMLUnit26/g' `find . -name
> pom.xml`
> See http://community.jboss.org/wiki/DavidsMavenReleaseProcess
> But there's a danger of replacing a version for some other artifact. I
> don't want to create some crazy bash script to handle this case. XSLT
> would help.
> === But first - is there some Maven plugin or tool to do this? (EXCEPT
> MAVEN RELEASE PLUGIN, see the discussion.) ===
> Thanks for tips,
> Ondra
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