In this article, we will explore about one of the maven command “eclipse:eclipse”
Actually this command is no longer required with latest versions of Eclipse IDE like Kepler, Luna or Mars
If maven is not integrated with Eclipse IDE like in older versions Indigo or Helios, then we can still use maven and bring dependencies into Eclipse
Note: Although, we can integrate maven with Eclipse manually using Marketplace or m2eplugin
Assume we have created java based project outside Eclipse IDE i.e.; using maven archetype from command prompt. This is just a template, to add actual code we have to import it to eclipse environment [though not necessarily]
And added couple of spring dependencies to pom.xml
To import project into Eclipse IDE
Step 1: New –> Import –> General –> Existing Project into Workspace
Step 2: Browse through the project that we have created using maven archetype
Step 3: Upon importing into Eclipse workspace –> dependencies aren’t imported with project
Run “mvn eclipse:eclipse” command –> to update with dependencies
Final project with dependencies
Happy Coding !!
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