Provided by: java-common_0.43ubuntu2_all
update-java-alternatives - update alternatives for jre/sdk installations
update-java-alternatives [--jre] [--plugin] [-t|--test|-v|--verbose] -l|--list [<jname>] -s|--set <jname> -a|--auto -h|-?|--help
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.
-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.
/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>.
update-java-alternatives and this manual page was written by Matthias Klose <email@example.com>. May 2006 UPDATE-JAVA-ALTERNATIVES(8)