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To Configure Java JDK (Linux)

  1. Edit the startup file (~/.bashrc).

  2. Modify PATH variable.
    Make sure that the JDK /bin directory of the version you want to configure is the first item in your PATH environment variable. The example below configures JDK 1.8:

    export PATH
  3. Save and close the file.

  4. Load the startup file.

    > . /.profile

To verify that your installation was configured correctly, type:

> java -version

This should print the version of the java tool.
If the version is other than your desired JDK, or you get the error "java: Command not found", then the JDK is not properly installed.

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