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Apache Maven Cookbook by Raghuram Bharathan

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Understanding Maven settings

Now that we have got an idea of the essential elements of a pom file, let us also examine the various setting properties of Maven.

How to do it...

To understand the Maven settings, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the settings.xml file in the .m2 subfolder of your HOME folder, if it exists:
    How to do it...
  2. Otherwise, open the settings.xml file in the conf folder of your Maven installation (as defined in M2_HOME).

How it works...

Maven has a global settings file called settings.xml in the conf folder of the Maven installation. The values in this file can be overridden in the user settings file— the settings.xml file—that is present in the ...

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