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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Mac OS : Set $JAVA_HOME environment variable



In this tutorial, we will go through the steps to set $JAVA_HOME environment variable on latest or older Mac OSX.




Mac OSX 10.5 or later
In Mac OSX 10.5 or later, Apple recommends to set the $JAVA_HOME variable to /usr/libexec/java_home, just export $JAVA_HOME in file ~/.bash_profile or ~/.profile.

$ vim .bash_profile 
export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home)
$ source .bash_profile
$ echo $JAVA_HOME
/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_111.jdk/Contents/Home

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