Have you just inherited an Ant project that you’re trying to convert to Maven? Maybe it came with a “lib” directory full or random jar files. And worse, some thoughtless developer neglected to include version strings in the filenames?
Fear not! The Sonatype checksum search REST service can give you the Maven coordinates based on the jar’s SHA1 hash.
Still too much work? Not to worry, I just wrote a quick program to make it even easier for you. Provenance will take a directory full of jar files and write out the XML dependency information for every jar it finds. You can then copy/paste this right into the
<dependencies> section of your pom.xml.