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pom_xpath_inject: inject XML code into POM file


pom_xpath_inject - inject XML code into POM file


%pom_xpath_inject XPath [XML-code] [POM-location]


This macro patches specified POM file appending some code as childreen of all XML nodes described by the XPath expression.

XPath is an expression describing a set of XML nodes in the POM file to which child code is to be appended. It must be a properly formated XPath 1.0 expression, as described in m[blue]http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath/m[].

POM location can be either a full path to the POM file, or a path to the directory containing pom.xml. If POM location is not given then pom.xml from current working directory is used.


%pom_xpath_inject pom:project "<packaging>war</packaging>" - this call sets packaging of POM in current working directory to war.


POM files use a specific namespace - m[blue]http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0m[]. Currently this namespace needs to be explicitly specified in all XPath POM macros by prefixing all node names with pom:.


Written by Mikolaj Izdebski.


Bugs should be reported through Red Hat Bugzilla at m[blue]http://bugzilla.redhat.com/m[].