Ubuntu

Setting JAVA_HOME in Ubuntu

I had spent a lot of time setting the $PATH on my Ubuntu but i forgot to document the procedure. So when my friend asked me, i wasn’t able to help him out. So this time i asked him to tell the solution so that i could note it down. The best place would be my blog.

JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java
export JAVA_HOME
PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin
export PATH

Source: The Ubuntu Guy.

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  1. Thanks, this actually works. The problem is when I reboot to Ubuntu the variables are no longer set. How do I set it permanently?
    Thanks
    Harlan. (new to Ubuntu)

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    • U can set u’r environment vairables in the file .bash_aliases which is there in user’s home directory. The file would contain-

      PATH=/home/user/jdk1.6.0_16/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin/
      export PATH

      U can also add other environment variables like CLASSPATH. Note that the other bin dir paths are for u’r shell commands. After editing this file restart your terminal. Hope this helps.

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