Sindri Traustason Sindri Traustason - 3 months ago 25
Java Question

Can I add maven repositories in the command line?

I'm aware I can add maven repositories for fetching dependencies in ~/.m2/settings.xml. But is it possible to add a repository using command line, something like:

mvn install -Dmaven.repository=http://example.com/maven2


The reason I want to do this is because I'm using a continuous integration tool where I have full control over the command line options it uses to call maven, but managing the settings.xml for the user that runs the integration tool is a bit of a hassle.

Answer

You can do this but you're probably better off doing it in the POM as others have said.

On the command line you can specify a property for the local repository, and another repository for the remote repositories. The remote repository will have all default settings though

The example below specifies two remote repositories and a custom local repository.

mvn package -Dmaven.repo.remote=http://www.ibiblio.org/maven/,http://myrepo 
  -Dmaven.repo.local="c:\test\repo"