I got this from James Strachan‘s blog. It’s about how you can have Maven generate the .project and .classpath files in order to have Eclipse auto-grok your project!
You can define this property a local build.properties, in the build.properties in your home directory or on the command line via -DpropertyName=value in the following command.
Then to update your eclipse installation so that its aware of the Maven repository, type the following.
Now once you’ve configured your Eclipse installation, you can just cd into any of your maven-enabled projects directories and type
and Maven will create a .project and .classpath for you!
Here‘s the full article. I’m a huge fan of Eclipse, and as I said before Maven was something I’d been meaning to look into. This adds another reason to look at it.