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The job of the clean target is to delete a few files. It should not be necessary to download jcoverage and java-getopt, and the other jars are probably not too useful either. My project doesn't even use jcoverage...
For a user new to Maven (like me) this is confusing, I did not expect to start a download when I wanted to delete some files. It also takes much longer than necessary to execute the clean task (26s instead of 2s)
I should mention that this is a multiproject build, maven clean was executed on top level.
Here the console log of the build process (download artifacts compressed, path prefixes omitted)
clirr> maven clean
|\/||__ Apache_ ___|
|\/||/ ` \ V / -) ' \ ~ intelligent projects ~|
Attempting to download jcoverage-1.0.5.jar.
Attempting to download velocity-1.3.jar.
Attempting to download java-getopt-1.0.9.jar.
Attempting to download xpp3-1.1.2a.jar.
Attempting to download xercesImpl-2.4.0.jar.
Attempting to download xmlParserAPIs-2.2.1.jar.
[delete] Deleting directory .../clirr/target
[delete] Deleting: .../clirr/velocity.log
Total time: 26 seconds