Maven Test Debug Mode Profile

I should have blogged about this long ago, as I feel that this is a very useful way of debugging unit tests with maven.  This is especially so if you’re primarily a command line sort of guy like myself.

All that is required to be able to debug a unit test is

  1. configure the maven surefire plugin from within a profile
  2. activate the maven profile from the command line

The following XML profiles section will work just peachy for you.

  
 
    
      dtest
      
        false
      
      
        
          
            org.apache.maven.plugins
            maven-surefire-plugin
            2.5
            
              once
              true
            
          
        
      
    
  

Now just run this.

  mvn -Pdtest package

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