Mavenproject with NetBeans

Sometimes I have a Maven project and want to add dependencies to files that I don't have a POM for. What do I do then? SOmetimes it's just a quick fix I want to achieve. Is there another way to do it than just register the POM to my local repository accordingly? Or is there  a fast way to do it? Any good tools? How do you do this? Please elaborate...
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Bob LearnedCommented:
Since no one has answered this question, I would like to interject, and say that I didn't know that you could have a Maven project without a pom.xml file, since it is the "build file" or "make file"?  I am curious how it can work without one.

I also have to say that I don't have much experience with Maven, so I am interested in learning different approaches.
mdolandAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply. I have one project X that has a POM-file. Then I have some .jar files that I want to add as a dependecy to the X-project. To my understanding the normal way of doing this would be to insert the "Maven-path" to each .jar file with version number and so on.

So, what if a person sent me 2 .jar files Y.jar and Z.jar? What is prefered way of doing it? Put Y.jar and Z.jar in my local Maven repository?
Bob LearnedCommented:
Since I have only ever used Eclipse, I don't have specific knowledge of the NetBeans IDE.  

For a standard project in Eclipse, I would just "Add External Reference":

Project > Build Path > Libraries > Add External Jar

For Maven, I have followed this pattern:

How to add external libraries in Maven

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