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Fix Maven Command in Windows Returns a Java Hint



  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Apache Maven 3.6.0

When I run any maven command (whatever), I always get the following answer

Usage: java [-options] class [args...] (to execute a class) or java [-options] -jar jarfile [args...] (to execute a jar file)

Before removing C:.mvn folder

This happens if you have .mvn folder in the system volume (C:). Removing C:.mvn will fix this error.

After removing C:.mvn folder


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