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Dario Persechino
Dario Persechino
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Problem and fix for Failed to execute Maven command line error

When following along with the Intro to Maven I had the following error when trying to run the command:

mvn archetype:generate -B -DgroudId=com.teamtreehouse -DartifactId=file-spy

Error (snippet) Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-archetype-plugin:3.2.1:generate (default-cli) on project standalone-pom: Archetype org.apache.maven.archetypes:maven-archetype-quickstart:1.0 is not configured

I found a StackOverflow solution here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9181683/maven-3-failed-to-execute-goal-org-apache-maven-pluginsmaven-archetype-plugin

It suggests the command needs a couple of additional variables mvn archetype:generate -DgroupId={project-packaging} -DartifactId={project-name} -DarchetypeArtifactId=maven-archetype-quickstart -DinteractiveMode=false

So the command for this project that worked (for me) was: mvn archetype:generate -DgroupId=com.treehouse -DartifactId=file-spy -DarchetypeArtifactId=maven-archetype-quickstart -DinteractiveMode=false