Where is Maven .m2 local repository located on Mac

If you are looking for the location of where the .m2 local repository is located on your Mac device, simply open the terminal and type the command cd ~/ followed by ls -la and you should see it.

Step-by-Step to locate .m2 file on Mac

  1. Open Terminal,
  2. Type: cd ~/ to take you to your home dir
  3. Now Type: ls -la to see all hidden directories.
    % ls -la
    drwxr-xr-x   4 code2care  staff   128 Aug 26 10:38 .
    drwxr-x---+ 58 code2care  staff  1856 Sep  6 15:36 ..
    drwx------+   2 code2care  staff     64 Sep  6 16:49 .Trash
    drwxr-xr-x   15 code2care  staff    480 Aug 21 19:18 .android
    drwxr-xr-x    4 code2care  staff    128 May 23 00:36 .aws
    drwxr-xr-x    4 code2care  staff    128 Jun 16 18:26 .cache
    drwxr-xr-x    3 code2care  staff     96 Mar 18 23:10 .config
    drwx------    9 code2care  staff    288 May 23 00:02 .docker
    drwxr-xr-x    8 code2care  staff    256 Jun 16 18:26 .eclipse
    drwxr-xr-x    4 code2care  staff    128 Aug 26 10:38 .gradle
    drwxr-xr-x    4 code2care  staff    128 Aug 26 10:38 .m2
  4. You would see the .m2 directory here!
  5. Do a PWD and you have the location: /Users/<user-name>
Locating m2 maven repo on Mac

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