update alternatives for jre/sdk installa‐ tions


update-java-alternatives [--jre] [--plugin] [-v|--verbose] -l|--list [] -s|--set -a|--auto -h|-?|--help


update-java-alternatives updates all alternatives belonging to one run‐ time or development kit for the Java language. A package does provide these information of it's alternatives in /usr/lib/jvm/..jinfo.


-l|--list [] List all installed packages (or just ) providing informa‐ tion to set a bunch of java alternatives. Verbose output shows each alternative provided by the packages. -a|--auto Switch all alternatives of registered jre/sdk installations to automatic mode. -s|--set Set all alternatives of the registered jre/sdk installation to the program path provided by the installation. --jre Limit the actions to alternatives belong to a runtime environ‐ ment, not a development kit. --jre-headless Limit the actions to alternatives belong to the headless part of a runtime environment. --plugin Limit the actions to alternatives providing browser plugins. -h|--help Display a help message. -v|--verbose Verbose output.


/usr/lib/jvm/.*.jinfo A text file describing a jre/sdk installation. Consists of some variables of the form = and a list of alternatives of the form jre|jdk .


update-java-alternatives and this manual page was written by Matthias Klose . May 2006 UPDATE-JAVA-ALTERNATIVES(8)

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