In this tutorial, Let’s setup Maven on Windows 10 operating system. Maven depends on JDK. So, just make sure you have JDK installed on your computer. Setup involves like download, extract contents, and setting up the MAVEN_HOME environment variable.
Navigate to: https://maven.apache.org/download.cgi
Download the zip archive : apache-maven-<version>-bin.zip
Extract the contents
Save the file on your computer.
Extract the contents to a favorable directory using 7zip or a similar utility.
For example to c:\maven
MAVEN_HOME is an environment variable that should point to the install directory of the Maven tool setup. Some inbuilt scripts use this variable. It’s important to set up this variable for the smooth running of the Maven tool.
Ask Cortana or key in “Edit the system environment variables” in the search bar.
In the Advanced Tab >> Click on the Environment Variables… button.
Click on the New… button to create a new environment variable. Add a MAVEN_HOME variable and point it to c:maven directory. Click on the OK button.
Now add the Maven bin folder to the PATH variable.
Select the Path variable in the user variables. Click on the Edit… button
Click on New and add %MAVEN_HOME%\bin to the PATH. Click on the OK button.
Verify the setup
You can try a bunch of commands to verify the setup. To verify the maven setup, launch command shell, and type
You should see the version information.
C:>mvn -version C: Apache Maven 3.5.0 (ff8f5e7444045639af65f6095c62210b5713f426;
2017-04-04T01:09:06+05:30) Maven home: C:\maven\bin\.. Java version: 1.8.0_191, vendor: Oracle Corporation Java home: C:Program FilesJavajdk1.8.0_191jre Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: Cp1252 OS name: "windows 10", version: "10.0", arch: "x86", family: "windows"
To know that the MAVEN_HOME is set, issue the following command in the command prompt:
c:> echo %MAVEN_HOME%
The output should display the maven folder path. We have setup MAVEN_HOME and added it to the PATH variable so that you can work from any directory path irrespective of the maven setup.
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