# Excluding resources from maven dependencies while exporting project to jar

I have two local maven projects A, and B. B is dependent on A.

A
|- resources/log4j2.xml

B
|- resources/META-INF/log4j.xml
|- Maven Dependencies
|- A
|- And other dependencies...


Both A, and B exports the log4j xmls to jar. However, as I only need the B/resources/META-INF/log4j.xml to my final B.jar, I tried to delete the log4j2.xml from A while packing B.jar.

To do the same, I used truezip:remove in B/pom.xml as follows:

<build>
...
<plugins>
<plugin>
<groupId>org.codehaus.mojo</groupId>
<artifactId>truezip-maven-plugin</artifactId>
<version>1.1</version>
<executions>
<execution>
<id>remove-a-file-in-sub-archive</id>
<goals>
<goal>remove</goal>
</goals>
<phase>verify</phase>
<configuration>
<fileset>
<directory>B-jar-with-dependencies.jar</directory>
<includes>
<include>log4j2.xml</include>
</includes>
</fileset>
</configuration>
</execution>
</executions>
</plugin>
</plugins>
...
</build>


Note that this is executed verify state (post packaging) of lifecycle.

Though it is working as expected, I am wondering whether there is any side-effect of this or not. Any light in this regard would be great.