Maven CLI Options Reference

OptionsDescription
-am,--also-makeIf project list is specified, also build projects required by the list
-amd,--also-make-dependentsIf project list is specified, also build projects that depend on projects on the list
-B,--batch-modeRun in non-interactive (batch) mode (disables output color)
-b,--builder The id of the build strategy to use
-C,--strict-checksumsFail the build if checksums don't match
-c,--lax-checksumsWarn if checksums don't match
-cpu,--check-plugin-updatesIneffective, only kept for backward compatibility
-D,--define Define a system property
-e,--errorsProduce execution error messages
-emp,--encrypt-master-password Encrypt master security password
-ep,--encrypt-password Encrypt server password
-f,--file Force the use of an alternate POM file (or directory with pom.xml)
-fae,--fail-at-endOnly fail the build afterwards; allow all non-impacted builds to continue
-ff,--fail-fastStop at first failure in reactorized builds
-fn,--fail-neverNEVER fail the build, regardless of project result
-gs,--global-settings Alternate path for the global settings file
-gt,--global-toolchains Alternate path for the global toolchains file
-h,--helpDisplay help information
-l,--log-file Log file where all build output will go
-llr,--legacy-local-repositoryUse Maven 2 Legacy Local Repository behaviour, ie no use of _remote.repositories. Can also be activated by using -Dmaven.legacyLocalRepo=true
-N,--non-recursiveDo not recurse into sub-projects
-npr,--no-plugin-registryIneffective, only kept for backward compatibility
-npu,--no-plugin-updatesIneffective, only kept for backward compatibility
-nsu,--no-snapshot-updatesSuppress SNAPSHOT updates
-o,--offlineWork offline
-P,--activate-profiles Comma-delimited list of profiles to activate
-pl,--projects Comma-delimited list of specified reactor projects to build instead of all projects. A project can be specified by [groupId]:artifactId or by its relative path.
-q,--quietQuiet output - only show errors
-rf,--resume-from Resume reactor from specified project
-s,--settings Alternate path for the user settings file
-t,--toolchains Alternate path for the user toolchains file
-T,--threads Thread count, for instance 2.0C where C is core multiplied
-U,--update-snapshotsForces a check for missing releases and updated snapshots on remote repositories
-up,--update-pluginsIneffective, only kept for backward compatibility
-v,--versionDisplay version information
-V,--show-versionDisplay version information WITHOUT stopping build
-X,--debugProduce execution debug output