Wednesday, January 22, 2014

How to Install Maven (Apache Maven)

Installing Maven on your system is a trivial task. Fully functional ready to use distributions are available at

  1. You can download the latest Maven distribution from the following link
  2. Then extract the downloaded tar ball. You can do this by the following command
    tar zxvf apache-maven-<version>-bin.tar.gz
  3. Add maven bin directory to the PATH environment variable
    export PATH=<maven-location>/bin:$PATH
  4. Set M2_HOME environment variable
    export M2_HOME=<maven-location>
Now maven is ready to run on your system

Try the following command from any location to confirm Maven is working properly.

mvn –version

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