Using java 1.6 on OSX

Posted by Jens J├Ąger on February 06, 2013

Since the Java support for OSX has moved from Apple to Oracle. The old Java version are no longer shown in the oracle control panel:

But there is a command line tool for selecting the java version:

You can check if you have a specific java version installed with this command:

If 1.6 isn’t installed on your machine you can get it from here.

To use Java 1.6 in command line context add this line to your ~/.bash_profile:


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