Introduction to Programming in Java

4. Installing the Java Development Kit

4.5. For Linux and UNIX

One way to set your path in Linux/Unix is to add a path export to your bash profile.

  • In order to do this, first open your bash profile in a text editor. For example,

pico ~/.bash_profile

  • Then add this line:

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/jdk/bin

Note that the path to the java directory "/usr/local/jdk/bin" may be different on your machine.

  • Restart your shell.