Maven Help Plugin
  1. Maven Help Plugin
  2. MPH-29

help:describe should be way more helpful when no arguments are provided

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Closed Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2.1
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      Description

      Right now if you "mvn help:describe" with no further arguments you get an error: "You must either specify 'groupId' and 'artifactId', or a valid 'plugin' parameter."

      The people who are using help:describe don't necessarily know how help:describe works yet; if they did, they might be clever enough to use "mvn help:describe -Dplugin=help -Dmojo=describe" to figure out how help:describe works.

      This error message should be more like a paragraph long, and should include valid working examples. It could be copied from the apt doc for the help plugin.

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        Vincent Siveton added a comment -

        Improved the error message in r683221

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        Vincent Siveton added a comment - Improved the error message in r683221

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          • Assignee:
            Vincent Siveton
            Reporter:
            Dan Fabulich
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