Plugin Usage

The following instructions describe how to use the plugin in its simplest configuration. The following pom section will be able to get you started using the plugin.

<project ...>
    ...
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>net.revelc.code.formatter</groupId>
        <artifactId>formatter-maven-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>2.7.2</version>
      </plugin>
    </plugins>
    ...
</project>

With this configuration, java source files in src/main/java and src/test/java of the project will be formatted using the default compiler version (1.5) and line ending of the current system.

Run the plugin with the format goal.

mvn formatter:format

In order to format the source files during the build, include the format goal in the plugin executions.

<project ...>
    ...
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>net.revelc.code.formatter</groupId>
        <artifactId>formatter-maven-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>2.7.2</version>
        <executions>
          <execution>
            <goals>
              <goal>format</goal>
            </goals>
          </execution>
        </executions>
      </plugin>
    </plugins>
    ...
</project>

The source files will be formatted prior to compilation in the build lifecycle.

Run the plugin during the build with the compile goal.

mvn compile
mvn formatter:validate

In order to validate the source files during the build, include the validate goal in the plugin executions.

<project ...>
    ...
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>net.revelc.code.formatter</groupId>
        <artifactId>formatter-maven-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>2.7.2</version>
        <executions>
          <execution>
            <goals>
              <goal>validate</goal>
            </goals>
          </execution>
        </executions>
      </plugin>
    </plugins>
    ...
</project>

If you want to override the default plugin behavior, check out custom configurations and how to configure it.