Maven help

help lists all the available Liquibase goals and their attributes.


help is typically used to check the syntax of goals, their definitions, and attributes. The help goal displays all help information on liquibase-maven-plugin.

Maven configuration

You can configure Liquibase Maven in multiple ways. You can pass arguments like <changeLogFile> in Maven directly in your pom.xml file, in a file referenced in your POM, as environment variables, or as JVM system properties.

Tip: For more information about the Maven configuration, see Configuring Maven.

Running the help Maven goal

To run the goal, type the following in your command prompt:

mvn liquibase:help

To see attributes for each goal, add the -Ddetail=true attribute:

mvn liquibase:help -Ddetail=true

Note: If you want to see details only for one goal, add the -Dgoal=<goal name> attribute. For example: mvn liquibase:help -Ddetail=true -Dgoal=diff.

help optional Maven configuration attributes

Attribute Definition

Boolean. If true, displays all properties you can set for each goal. Default value is: false.


Specifies the name of the goal for which to show the help information. If it is unspecified, all goals will be displayed.


Specifies the number of spaces per indentation level, which should be positive. Default value is: 2.


Specifies the maximum length of a display line, which should be positive. Default value is: 80.