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Setting java path in Linux

kumar_1302 Newbie
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I have installed Java 7 using rpm file: jdk-7u17-linux-x64.rpm, with the help of below command on my linux box:

rpm -ivh jdk-7u17-linux-x64.rpm

After completing the installation the java is installed in location "/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_17", when I try to find the jave version I am getting different result:

java version "1.6.0_22"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.10.4) (rhel-
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.0-b11, mixed mode)

It is still pointing to 1.6 which was installed on my linux box earlier. How can I make sure that the java command uses the latest installed JDK 7?
  • 1. Re: Setting java path in Linux
    Nik Expert
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    which java show what file select for this command.

    Environment variable PATH set order of path for find executable file.

    Try set:

    export PATH=/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_17/bin:$PATH
    export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_17

    add this commands to $HOME/.profile for make this changes permanent.



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