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My goal is to include modules sources files into War file.

I read this explanation on the maven official site:

I wonder if it's the only way to include all sources files contained within all modules.

Can't the simple maven-plugin-war do the same ?

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This is an interesting question, but is more suited to StackOverflow since it is not about programming but rather seeks a technical solution. – Gary Rowe May 10 '12 at 8:21
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The Maven plugins for packaging can be confusing to work with. You could write a small ANT script and call it from a plugin execution. I sometimes do this if I have complex packaging requirements. It's not elegant, but it gives you full control of the packaging process.

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