This is useless to me and I do not want it included in my war. I was able to build it some time ago without it including this file. However, it has appeared now and I am unsure what I had changed to cause it. I do not have this META-INF dir anywhere in my project and am unsure how to omit its creation and addition to my war. I am also not sure if it is a setting in eclipse that will remove this from being created. Let me know if you need any additional info. Thanks in advance.