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  1. Maven Help Plugin
  2. MPH-26

New goal help:help to provide help on how to use helper plugins in maven

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: None
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      It is almost impossible to remember the usage of the helper utility plugins in maven. Every single time I have problems with transient dependencies I end up searching google for "maven help plugin" and "maven dependency plugin". That is not good enough.

      The help plugin should have a goal called help, describing the usage of the plugin. This would make help (or, rather, a bootstrap on how to use the help system) available under the obvious command "mvn help:help". This goal could also hint about the existence of the dependency plugin, since many of the difficult problems when using maven are related to complex transitive dependencies.

      The command "mvn -help" should also describe the use of the maven-help-plugin, but I will create a separate issue in the maven core module for that.

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                Reporter:
                eirikma Eirik Maus
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