Java Home For Mac


Published on March 21, 2016by Daniel Lanza

If you are planing to develop Java Apps on your Mac, you may have to set $JAVA_HOME environment variable.

Install the latest Java Virtual Machine

Feb 28, 2013 For older Mac OSX, the /usr/libexec/javahome doesn’t exists, so, you should set JAVAHOME to the fixed path. This was a bit surprising to me since I’ve actually got Java 7 installed on the machine as well so I’d assumed the symlink would have been changed.

Setup Java Path on Windows 10. Open Start menu and search for Advanced System Settings. Launch View advanced system settings: Go to Environment Variables. Add new system variable with a name JAVAHOME and value – your path to Java, in my case, it’s C:Program FilesJavajre-9.0.4.

  • Trying to run a Java application on your Mac and need to set your JAVAHOME? Follow the instructions below to quickly and easily do it: Open Terminal Confirm you have JDK by typing “which java”. It should show something like /usr/bin/java. Check you have the needed version of Java, by typing “java -version”.
  • For the Mac OS 10.6 or above as I mentioned before it is important to add the java home in your bash profile. Once you execute the command on the terminal window, to verify if the path is properly set or not run the following command on the terminal window echo $ JAVAHOME. And you will get the output like shown in the image below.

Go to How to install JDK on Mac OS X) to install a new Java Virtual Machine. Download the latest Java JDK package from Oracle.

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Find Java Home Mac

Check Java Virtual Machines

List directories in the following root ->/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines

And the version for java will be the latest.

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Set JAVA_HOME environment variable


Open your terminal, and create .bash_profile file if it does not exist.

And write the following:


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Refresh the environment variables by running the following command, and check the $JAVA_HOME value:

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