Download maven dependency without a pom.xml

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Apache Maven relies on dependencies declared in the pom.xml. You could also just use the dependency:get goal to download the artifact.

A simple example for slf4j.

mvn dependency:get -Dartifact=org.slf4j:slf4j-api:1.7.22
mvn dependency:get -Dartifact=ch.qos.logback:logback-classic:1.1.8