Setting JAVA_HOME in macOS Big Sur


If you recently updated macOS from Catalina to Big Sur and see some issues with Java - you can try installing Java by following this article - Install Java on macOS

If you are unable to access Java via IDE's like Eclipse, Netbeans, or IDEA IntelliJ, you can follow the below steps,

  1. Open Terminal,
  2. Run the command $ vim .bash_profile to open bash profile,
  3. Add the following: export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home),
  4. Exit vim and type: $ source .bash_profile

Now type echoing $JAVA_HOME you should see your java version installed location: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.8.0.jdk/Contents/Home

Setting JAVA_HOME macOS Big Sur
Setting JAVA_HOME macOS Big Sur



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