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What are POM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a POM file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your POM files.

What is a POM file?

A .POM file is a Maven Project Object Model file.

Maven is a build tool, used in Java development. It generates Project Object Model files, commonly called ".pom" files. They store critical configuration, like project packaging, and dependencies.

Using .pom files simplifies managing complex projects. To use them you'll need Maven installed, which can be downloaded from the Apache Maven website. Once installed you configure the project with a .pom file.

Maven uses this information to manage build process and resolve dependencies. Ultimately it makes working with complicated projects easier and more efficient.

How to open POM files

Important: Different programs may use files with the POM file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your POM file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single POM opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 24, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of POM files. Remember, different programs may use POM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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