> In case this helps, Jason Dillon has a "Maven Shell" that does what you
> seek for CLI - launches a Maven instance and runs interactive commands with
> it, saving the startup time.
> https://github.com/jdillon/mvnsh >
> Is this really where the runtime for Maven goes? I always felt it was
loading the POMs, walking the dependencies, plus all the network hits
(which can be mitigated with the -o flag).