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Apache Maven Cookbook

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Apache Maven Cookbook

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Apache Maven Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Understanding command-line options in Maven

While the most popular way to run Maven is to specify goals, Maven provides a number of command-line options to customize its behavior. They range from specifying values for properties, to varying the verbosity of the Maven output. It is useful to know some of the arguments, as they will often help with troubleshooting issues with Maven.

Getting ready

Maven is set up on your system and is verified as working.

How to do it...

To understand command-line options in Maven, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the command prompt.

  2. Run the following command:

    mvn –h
  3. You will see an output such as the following screenshot:

A number of options that Maven supports are displayed in the preceding screenshot.

How it works...

We will briefly discuss the command-line options that Maven provides.


When there is an error while running Maven, this flag will result in Maven displaying a detailed stack trace of the error:

-e –errors

When the quiet option is enabled, only errors...