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How to download SNAPSHOT version from maven SNAPSHOT repository?

So I have a project and I do regular releases to maven without a problem. I now want to make available a SNAPSHOT version of this project. So I do ‘mvn clean deploy’. Everything works as you can see below:

[INFO] Retrieving previous build number from sonatype-nexus-snapshots Uploading: 5K uploaded (menta-regex-0.9.6-20111010.153035-2.jar)

I go to my sonatype manager and I can find the snapshot: enter image description hereenter image description here

But now when I try to use this snapshot as a dependency on some other project in another machine I get:



1) me.soliveirajr:menta-regex:jar:0.9.6-SNAPSHOT

Try downloading the file manually from the project website.

Then, install it using the command: mvn install:install-file -DgroupId=me.soliveirajr -DartifactId=menta-regex -Dversion=0.9.6-SNAPSHOT -Dpackaging=jar -Dfile=/path/to/file

Alternatively, if you host your own repository you can deploy the file there: mvn deploy:deploy-file -DgroupId=me.soliveirajr -DartifactId=menta-regex -Dversion=0.9.6-SNAPSHOT -Dpackaging=jar -Dfile=/path/to/file -Durl=[url] -DrepositoryId=[id]

So how do I force maven to download the SNAPSHOT version to my local (.m2) repository?


Just add this to your ~/.m2/settings.xml: