Published on March 21, 2016 by Daniel Lanza
If you are planing to develop Java Apps on your Mac, you may have to set $JAVA_HOME environment variable.
Go to How to install JDK on Mac OS X) to install a new Java Virtual Machine. Download the latest Java JDK package from Oracle.
List directories in the following root -> /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines
$ ls -l /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 23 dic 20:36 jdk1.8.0_66.jdk drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 21 mar 14:20 jdk1.8.0_74.jdk
And the version for java will be the latest.
$ java -version java version "1.8.0_74" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_74-b02) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.74-b02, mixed mode)
Open your terminal, and create .bash_profile file if it does not exist.
And write the following:
Refresh the environment variables by running the following command, and check the $JAVA_HOME value:
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$ source .bash_profile $ echo $JAVA_HOME /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_74.jdk/Contents/Home
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