Using maven-exec-plugin to store the current git sha in a build

Posted: 2009-09-05

The current version of the maven buildnumber plugin does not yet support the git scm backend. This makes it harder to get the git sha for the current build (often a snapshot build) into the MANIFEST.MF file.

However - if all you need is a file somewhere in the deployed artifact that contains the sha then this workaround may help until the git scm is supported by buildnumber:


This will put a file in the artifact containing the sha. You will need git in your path for this to work.