maven clean lifecycle phases

Maven clean lifecycle handles everything related to removing temporary files from the output directory, including generated source files, compiled classes and previous JAR files etc.

Maven clean lifecycle phases:

pre-clean execute processes needed prior to the actual project cleaning
clean remove all files generated by the previous build
post-clean execute processes needed to finalize the project cleaning

Example:

<project xmlns = "http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"
   xmlns:xsi = "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
   xsi:schemaLocation = "http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0
   http://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd">
   <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
   <groupId>com.tutorialspointexamples.application1</groupId>
   <artifactId>test-project</artifactId>
   <version>1.0</version>
   <build>
      <plugins>
         <plugin>
            <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
            <artifactId>maven-antrun-plugin</artifactId>
            <version>1.1</version>
            <executions>
               <execution>
                  <id>id.pre-clean</id>
                  <phase>pre-clean</phase>
                  <goals>
                     <goal>run</goal>
                  </goals>
                  <configuration>
                     <tasks>
                        <echo>pre-clean phase</echo>
                     </tasks>
                  </configuration>
               </execution>
 
               <execution>
                  <id>id.clean</id>
                  <phase>clean</phase>
                  <goals>
                     <goal>run</goal>
                  </goals>
                  <configuration>
                     <tasks>
                        <echo>clean phase</echo>
                     </tasks>
                  </configuration>
               </execution>
 
               <execution>
                  <id>id.post-clean</id>
                  <phase>post-clean</phase>
                  <goals>
                     <goal>run</goal>
                  </goals>
                  <configuration>
                     <tasks>
                        <echo>post-clean phase</echo>
                     </tasks>
                  </configuration>
               </execution>
            </executions>
         </plugin>
      </plugins>
   </build>
</project>


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