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From "Vincent Siveton (JIRA)" <j...@codehaus.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MPLUGIN-40) All plugins should by default have an auto-generated goal 'help'
Date Sun, 03 Feb 2008 16:40:57 GMT

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Vincent Siveton commented on MPLUGIN-40:
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Read the doc [1]. Surefire plugin needs to be built with the plugin-plugin ie something like
the following

{noformat}
Index: pom.xml
===================================================================
--- pom.xml	(revision 618014)
+++ pom.xml	(working copy)
@@ -173,4 +173,21 @@
       </plugin>
     </plugins>
   </reporting>
+  
+  <build>
+    <plugins>
+      <plugin>
+        <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
+        <artifactId>maven-plugin-plugin</artifactId>
+        <executions>
+          <execution>
+            <id>generated-helpmojo</id>
+            <goals>
+              <goal>helpmojo</goal>
+            </goals>
+          </execution>
+        </executions>
+      </plugin>
+    </plugins>
+  </build>
 </project>
{noformat}

And after you could call mvn surefire:help

We need to release plugin-plugin first, all plugins with plugin-plugin secondly.

[1] https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/maven/plugin-tools/trunk/maven-plugin-plugin/src/site/apt/examples/generate-help.apt

> All plugins should by default have an auto-generated goal 'help'
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MPLUGIN-40
>                 URL: http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MPLUGIN-40
>             Project: Maven 2.x Plugin Tools
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 2.3
>            Reporter: Eirik Maus
>            Assignee: Vincent Siveton
>             Fix For: 2.4
>
>
> All plugins should have a goal called "help" providing help on how to use the plugin.
This should be auto-generated if it doesn't already exist as a goal in the mojo. The autogenerated
help should typically list the goals (and settable properties) of the plugin, and probably
also print out the url to the plugin's website (if available). This will most likely affect
the plugin archetype as well, I guess. 

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