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.
wsl # 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
Run the following command to install Maven:
sudo apt install maven
Type Y to continue when asked.
Type the following command to verify Maven 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.