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Find JAVA_HOME JDK Location on macOS

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This article provides the steps to locate Java JDK location on macOS. The system version is 11.1 (macOS Big Sur).

Find JDK

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Change directory to /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines.
    cd /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines
  3. List JDKs:
    ls
  4. In my system, there are two SDKs (JDK8 and JDK11):
bash-3.2$ ls
jdk-11.0.9.jdk          jdk1.8.0_201.jdk

Setup JAVA_HOME variable

JAVA_HOME variable is required by a number of Java dependent applications. Use the following command line to setup the variable:

export JAVA_HOME="/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-11.0.9.jdk/Contents/Home"
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