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Install Maven on WSL

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Maven is a commonly used tool to build Java based projects though it can also be used to build other types of projects.

This guide provides steps to install Maven on Ubuntu WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) distro on Windows. 

Open WSL terminal

Open WSL terminal on Windows.

# Or using the following command if Ubuntu is not the default distro
wsl -d Ubuntu-18.04

Update package index

In the opened window, run the following command:

sudo apt update

Install Maven

Run the following command to install Maven:

sudo apt install maven

Type Y to continue when asked. 

Verify Maven

Type the following command to verify Maven version:

mvn --version

The output looks something like this:

Apache Maven 3.6.0
Maven home: /usr/share/maven
Java version: 1.8.0_212, vendor: Oracle Corporation, runtime: /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64/jre
Default locale: en, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: "linux", version: "4.4.0-19041-microsoft", arch: "amd64", family: "unix"

Maven is now installed on your Ubuntu WSL distro. 

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