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Add license header

org.openrewrite.java.AddLicenseHeader
Adds license headers to Java source files when missing. Does not override existing license headers.

Recipe source

  • groupId: org.openrewrite
  • artifactId: rewrite-java
  • version: 8.17.1

Options

Type
Name
Description
Example
String
licenseText
The license header text without the block comment. May contain ${CURRENT_YEAR} property.
Copyright ${CURRENT_YEAR} the original author or authors...

Usage

This recipe has required configuration parameters. Recipes with required configuration parameters cannot be activated directly. To activate this recipe you must create a new recipe which fills in the required parameters. In your rewrite.yml create a new recipe with a unique name. For example: com.yourorg.AddLicenseHeaderExample. Here's how you can define and customize such a recipe within your rewrite.yml:
rewrite.yml
---
type: specs.openrewrite.org/v1beta/recipe
name: com.yourorg.AddLicenseHeaderExample
displayName: Add license header example
recipeList:
- org.openrewrite.java.AddLicenseHeader:
licenseText: Copyright ${CURRENT_YEAR} the original author or authors...
Now that com.yourorg.AddLicenseHeaderExample has been defined activate it in your build file:
Gradle
Maven
Moderne CLI
  1. 1.
    Add the following to your build.gradle file:
build.gradle
plugins {
id("org.openrewrite.rewrite") version("6.8.4")
}
rewrite {
activeRecipe("com.yourorg.AddLicenseHeaderExample")
}
repositories {
mavenCentral()
}
  1. 2.
    Run gradle rewriteRun to run the recipe.
  1. 1.
    Add the following to your pom.xml file:
pom.xml
<project>
<build>
<plugins>
<plugin>
<groupId>org.openrewrite.maven</groupId>
<artifactId>rewrite-maven-plugin</artifactId>
<version>5.23.1</version>
<configuration>
<activeRecipes>
<recipe>com.yourorg.AddLicenseHeaderExample</recipe>
</activeRecipes>
</configuration>
</plugin>
</plugins>
</build>
</project>
  1. 2.
    Run mvn rewrite:run to run the recipe.
You will need to have configured the Moderne CLI on your machine before you can run the following command.
shell
mod run . --recipe AddLicenseHeaderExample

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