In this post, we will see how to install maven on Mac.
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If you are using the latest MacOSX, maven may be built-in and can be found at
Execute below command on terminal to see if you have maven installed.
-bash: mvn: command not found
If you get
-bash: mvn: command not found as output, then maven is not installed on your machine and you need install it manually.
Install maven manually
Download and extract Maven
Go to http://maven.apache.org/download.cgi and download latest version of maven.
After download, go to the downloaded location and extract it.
You will see a folder named
apache-maven-3.6.3. You can check its location with
Update M2_HOME and PATH
You need to update two environment variable
PATH to run maven commands.
and add below two lines.
Verfiy maven installation
Restart the terminal and execute below command again.
Apache Maven 3.6.3 (cecedd343002696d0abb50b32b541b8a6ba2883f)
Maven home: /Users/apple/Downloads/apache-maven-3.6.3
Java version: 12.0.2, vendor: AdoptOpenJDK, runtime: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/adoptopenjdk-12.0.2.jdk/Contents/Home
Default locale: en_IN, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: “mac os x”, version: “10.13.6”, arch: “x86_64”, family: “mac”
As you can see, maven is successfully installed on your machine. You can go ahead and create maven based project now.
Install maven using Homebrew
You can install maven using Homebrew. It is fairly straight forward.
If you do not have Homebrew installed on your mac, you can use below command to install it.
Once Homebrew is installed, you can run below command to install maven.
That’s all about how to install maven on Mac.