How to install maven on macOS
To install maven on macOS follow the next steps. This should work for any version of macOS and maven.
To check first if there is any version installed, run the command:
$ mvn -version
if the output is
bash: mvn: command not found
you need to install maven.
Step1 - Download
From Download page, get the latest version (currently 3.3.9) of the binary file.
Step2 - Move the archive to destination folder (OPTIONAL)
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$ sudo mv apache-maven-3.3.9-bin.tar.gz /usr/local
this command will move the file to /usr/local
Step3 - Extract
To extract run the command:
$ sudo tar -xvf apache-maven-3.3.9-bin.tar.gz
The command will extract to the current folder.
Step4 - Delete the archive (OPTIONAL)
run the following command:
$ sudo rm apache-maven-3.3.9-bin.tar.gz
Step5 - Path Config
To have access to maven from any directory need to configure M2_HOME and added the bin directory to path
For this add the following lines to the
~/.bash_profile file using vim editor:
export M2_HOME=/usr/local/apache-maven-3.3.9 export PATH=$PATH:$M2_HOME/bin
In order to have the effect, you need to restart the terminal.
Step6 - Test
To check run the version command.
Apache Maven 3.3.9 (bb52d8502b132ec0a5a3f4c09453c07478323dc5; 2015-11-10T16:41:47+00:00) Maven home: /usr/local/apache-maven-3.3.9 Java version: 1.8.0_112, vendor: Oracle Corporation Java home: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_112.jdk/Contents/Home/jre Default locale: en_GB, platform encoding: UTF-8 OS name: "mac os x", version: "10.12.1", arch: "x86_64", family: "mac"