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Use Multiple JVM versions on Mac OS and Linux

Linux Download multiple Java versions and put them into /opt/ If you already have some JDK from ubuntu repo or etc not a big deal, just fix the paths bellow Register them as alternatives sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /opt/java-8-oracle/bin/java 1081 sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /opt/sap-machine-jdk-11.0.3/bin/java 1080 Edit your ~/.bashrc file alias java11='sudo update-alternatives --set java /opt/sapmachine-jdk-11.0.3/bin/java;export JAVA_HOME=/opt/sapmachine-jdk-11.0.3/' alias java8='sudo update-alternatives --set java /opt/java-8-oracle/bin/java;export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/java-8-oracle/' SAVE and start a new bash terminal execute java8 to use java8 java11 to use java11 the latest version you have set stays as system wide, but the JAVA_HOME is not :( you can put java8 or java11 as a last line in the bashrc but since it is sudo it will always require password when start and is not gr