I have a project A (a webapp), depending on project B (B.jar) and this one depending on project C (C.jar).

I would like to create a maven goal named "Rebuild War", that clean all compiled code for these 3 projects and rebuild the whole in order to obtain a fresh War file.

I tried mvn clean package on project A, but I noticed that B and C are not recompiled. Indeed, B.jar and C.jar that are contained in local repository don't have a changing creation date.

Is there an adapted maven command for this requirement ?

  • You didn't give your "anemic beans" question much of a chance, did you? 30 minutes is not very long to wait for an answer on the weekend. Apr 21, 2012 at 22:49

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Given a directory structure of


you need to introduce


and that should specify A, B and C as modules. You can now do cd /foo; mvn clean install and have A, B, and C recompiled. If your dependencies are correct, they even do so in the correct order.

  • Thanks, that works well ! Your answer allowed me to read several articles about multiprojects module ;)
    – Mik378
    Apr 15, 2012 at 22:19

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