1. NAME

update-java-alternatives - update alternatives for jre/sdk installations

2. SYNOPSIS

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

3. DESCRIPTION

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

4. OPTIONS

  • -l|--list [<jname>]
        List all installed packages (or just <jname>) providing information 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 <jname>
        Set all alternatives of the registered jre/sdk installation to the program path provided by the <jname> installation.
  • --jre
        Limit the actions to alternatives belong to a runtime environment, 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.
  • -t|--test
        Don't actually do anything, just say what would be done. The implementation status of this option is the same as for update-alternatives (not implemented).
  • -v|--verbose
        Verbose output.

5. FILES

  • /usr/lib/jvm/.*.jinfo
        A text file describing a jre/sdk installation. Consists of some variables of the form <var>=<value> and a list of alternatives of the form jre|jdk <name> <path>.

6. AUTHOR

update-java-alternatives and this manual page was written by Matthias Klose < >.