Setup M2_HOME on your Apple MacBook

Here are the steps to download Maven on your apple MacBook and setup MAVEN_HOME

  1. Download the Maven binaries from
  2. While downloading, select the (Binary zip archive)
  3. Extract unzip using the terminal (for this example I’ve downloaded and extracted it into Documents folder)
  4. On you user terminal path /Users/binarycipheruser (pwd to check your path on the terminal)
  5. Hit ls -al to see the list of files your user folder
  6. Open the file .zshenv using the command open ~/.zshenv (if the file is not available create one using touch .zshenv)
  7. Add the below lines to the file
  8. export M2_HOME=Documents/apache-maven-3.8.6/bin
  9. export PATH=$M2_HOME:$PATH
  10. Save the file and
  11. Close the terminal and reopen the terminal to check if we successfully set up the MAVEN_HOME
  12. Hit mvn –version  command
  13. You should see below message
Apache Maven 3.8.6 (84538c9988a25aec085021c365c560670ad80f63)
Maven home: /Users/binarycipheruser/Documents/apache-maven-3.8.6
Java version: 11.0.16, vendor: Oracle Corporation, runtime: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-11.0.16.jdk/Contents/Home
Default locale: en_CA, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: "mac os x", version: "12.5.1", arch: "aarch64", family: "mac"

Here is the screenshot of the file

Note: If you are setting up on the bash command line use the file ~/.bashprofile


To setup JAVA_HOME Refere here


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