Java | What is the default location for maven repository and how we can modify it

Author - Rita

To print maven default configurations, run following command:

Command:

 mvn -X

This will show you maven default configurations similar to following:

Apache Maven 3.0.4
Maven home: /usr/share/maven
Java version: 1.7.0_79, vendor: Oracle Corporation
Java home: /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-i386/jre
Default locale: en_IN, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: "linux", version: "3.2.0-23-generic-pae", arch: "i386", family: "unix"
cl[INFO] Error stacktraces are turned on.
[DEBUG] Reading global settings from /usr/share/maven/conf/settings.xml
[DEBUG] Reading user settings from /home/webner/.m2/settings.xml
[DEBUG] Using local repository at /home/webner/.m2/repository
e[DEBUG] Using manager EnhancedLocalRepositoryManager with priority 10 for /home/webner/.m2/repository

To change default location of maven local repository:

Create a settings.xml file inside your_home_directory/.m2/ folder and add following tag to xml file:

<localRepository> path to local repository location </localRepository>

You can access system defined properties using ${ } symbol:

Create settings.xml file in home/.m2/settings.xml and add below content to the file:

${user.home}/workspace

When we ran mvn -X again in command prompt I got following output:

Apache Maven 3.0.4
Maven home: /usr/share/maven
Java version: 1.7.0_79, vendor: Oracle Corporation
Java home: /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-i386/jre
Default locale: en_IN, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: "linux", version: "3.2.0-23-generic-pae", arch: "i386", family: "unix"
[INFO] Error stacktraces are turned on.
[DEBUG] Reading global settings from /usr/share/maven/conf/settings.xml
[DEBUG] Reading user settings from /home/webner/.m2/settings.xml
[DEBUG] Using local repository at /home/webner/workspace
[DEBUG] Using manager Enhanced Local Repository Manager with priority 10 for /home/webner/workspace
[INFO] Scanning for projects...
[DEBUG] Extension realms for project org.apache.maven:standalone-pom:pom:1: (none)
[DEBUG] Looking up lifecycle mappings for packaging pom from ClassRealm[plexus.core, parent: null]

Our local repository location changed from .m2/repository to /home/webner/workspace.

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