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  1. In your home directory, open the BASHRC file in your favorite text editor, such as vi, emacs, pico, or mcedit.
  2. Assuming you have JDK 1.7.0_80 in your system, add the following two lines at the bottom of the file, replacing /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_80 with the actual directory where the JDK is installed.

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    export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.7.0_80
    export PATH=${JAVA_HOME}/bin:${PATH}

    The file should now look like this:

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  3. Save the file.


    If you do not know how to work with text editors in an SSH session, run the following command: cat >> .bashrc

    Paste the string from the clipboard and press "Ctrl+D."

  4. To verify that the JAVA_HOME variable is set correctly, execute the following command: 
    echo $JAVA_HOME

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  5. The system returns the JDK installation path.