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  1. Maven
  2. MNG-5528

Help text confuses people

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      When the 'mvn --help' command is used, the output for -U states "Forces a check for updated releases and snapshots on remote repositories". This confuses a lot of users into thinking that this option will update released versions of artifacts.

      Could this be changed to something like "Forces a check for updated snapshots on remote repositories"

      This would solve a number of problems that I have seen at different sites where people think they can patch a finally released artifact and it is updated in the local repository with the -U option.

      Updating the help text would then roll into documentation where the text is copied into it.

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              rfscholte Robert Scholte
              clerskine Chris Erskine
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