Guide to using Ant with Maven

The example above illustrates how to bind an ant script to a lifecycle phase. You can add a script to each lifecycle phase, by duplicating the execution/ section and specifying a new phase.

<project>
  <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
  <artifactId>my-test-app</artifactId>
  <groupId>my-test-group</groupId>
  <version>1.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
  <build>
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <artifactId>maven-antrun-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>1.7</version>
        <executions>
          <execution>
            <phase>generate-sources</phase>
            <configuration>
              <tasks>

                <!--
                  Place any ant task here. You can add anything
                  you can add between <target> and </target> in a
                  build.xml.
                -->

              </tasks>
            </configuration>
            <goals>
              <goal>run</goal>
            </goals>
          </execution>
        </executions>
      </plugin>
    </plugins>
  </build>
</project>

So a concrete example would be something like the following:

<project>
  <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
  <artifactId>my-test-app</artifactId>
  <groupId>my-test-group</groupId>
  <version>1.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
  <build>
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <artifactId>maven-antrun-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>1.7</version>
        <executions>
          <execution>
            <phase>generate-sources</phase>
            <configuration>
              <tasks>
                <exec
                  dir="${basedir}"
                  executable="${basedir}/src/main/sh/do-something.sh"
                  failonerror="true">
                  <arg line="arg1 arg2 arg3 arg4" />
                </exec>
              </tasks>
            </configuration>
            <goals>
              <goal>run</goal>
            </goals>
          </execution>
        </executions>
      </plugin>
    </plugins>
  </build>
</project>