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Collecting runtime dependencies with Maven

Maven greatly simplifies Java development as it keeps track of and downloads dependencies. This is great, but what to do when the application is about to be released? The jar files can be copied from the local repository manually, but that is a pain. A much better way is to let Maven collect them:

<plugin>
  <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
  <artifactId>maven-dependency-plugin</artifactId>
  <version>2.8</version>
  <executions>
    <execution>
      <id>copy-libs</id>
      <phase>prepare-package</phase>
      <configuration>
        <outputDirectory>
          ${project.build.directory}/libs
        </outputDirectory>
        <stripVersion>false</stripVersion>
        <includeScope>runtime</includeScope>
      </configuration>
      <goals>
        <goal>copy-dependencies</goal>
      </goals>
    </execution>
  </executions>
</plugin>

This copies all the transitive dependencies needed at runtime into the target/libs directory.

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