Java - Environment Setup

Local Environment Setup


If you are willing to setup your environment for Java programming language, then this section guides you on how to download and set up Java on your machine. Please follow the following steps to set up the environment.


Java SE is open source and freely available from the link Download Java. So you download a version based on your operating system.


Follow the instructions to download java and run the .exe to install Java on your machine. Once you installed Java on your machine, you would need to set environment variables to point to correct installation directories:


Setting up the path for windows machine :

Assuming you have installed Java in c:\java\jdk directory:

- Right-click on 'My Computer' and select 'Properties'.

- Click on the 'Environment variables' button under the 'Advanced' tab.

- Now alter the 'Path' variable so that it also contains the path to the Java executable. Example, if the path is currently set to 'C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32', then change your path to read 'C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32;c:\java\jdk\bin'.


Setting up the path for Linux, UNIX, Solaris :

Environment variable PATH should be set to point to where the java binaries have been installed. Refer to your shell documentation if you have trouble doing this.


Example, if you use bash as your shell, then you would add the following line to the end of your '.bashrc: export PATH=/path/to/java:$PATH'


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