Introduction to Programming in Java

This page extends on the previous resource to delve deeper into Java itself, relating its use to its history.

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.