As the title says, I'm too new to understand, so I'll make a note of it.
This is a plugin for running Maven from Eclipse. This time, I used Eclipse for Java EE development, but in that case it is included by default.
If you right-click on Eclipse and execute Maven, a pop-up will appear and the screen for specifying the goal will appear.
On the other hand, if you refer to Maven's articles on the market
Commands such as are often used. I'm not sure about this relevance and want to run the mvn command, but where should I set the command arguments? I thought.
The goal of the popup displayed by the m2e plugin is the "compile" part in the above. In maven, the format is to specify the goal after the mvn command, and to put it very roughly, the image is that the argument of the mvn command = goal.
Also, if you have two or more goals, for example
mvn package deploy
In such a case, you can enter "package deploy" in the goal field of the pop-up.
In other words, you can execute the mvn command by specifying the argument part of mvn for the goal on the pop-up screen of the m2e plugin! (* Arguments starting with a hyphen are in a separate frame)