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  1. Maven Help Plugin
  2. MPH-30

help:describe should accept "cmd" argument

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2.1
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      In a lot of cases, people want help about Maven commands without really knowing exactly what their plugin's artifactId/groupId is. Many people at my work are perennially unclear about the distinction between a lifecycle phase like "compile" and a plugin goal like "compiler:compile".

      help:describe should allow the user to specify an arbitrary command with "cmd", they could then type "mvn help:describe -Dcmd=install" to get information about the install lifecycle phase, or "mvn help:describe -Dcmd=compiler:compile" to get information about the compiler plugin's compile goal.

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              • Assignee:
                siveton Siveton Vincent
                Reporter:
                dfabulich Dan Fabulich
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