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From Brett Porter <>
Subject RE: Plugin download usage
Date Tue, 30 Sep 2003 00:12:38 GMT
> Brett, 
> Could you give me a quick rundown of how to download a plugin 
> and how the mechanism works. I will look at the code for 
> certain but I just want to push in a little bit of doco now 
> with all the plugins separated.

 maven plugin:download -DartifactId=maven-dbunit-plugin -DgroupId=maven

Downloads, installs to $MAVEN_HOME/plugins, deletes old versions in

> If you declare a plugin as a dependency will an install be attempted?

Yes, same as above but doesn't delete other versions. For this one, just a
standard dependency element is needed with <type>plugin</type> given.


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