How to remove Openjdk on Linux

OpenJDK Developers Guide

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to remove openjdk linux on Fedora, Oracle & Redhat Linux. - OpenJDK Community Version


What is OpenJDK


OpenJDK is the short form of Open Java Development Kit similar to Oracle's Java Development Kit used to develop Java Applications. Main difference between Oracle JDK and OpenJDK is that OpenJDK is free for all while Oracle Java Development Kit or Oracle JDK requires commercial license.


If you want to know more about OpenJDK, you can go through Open Java Development Kit Quick guide.


Steps to Remove OpenJDK Linux



To Uninstall OpenJDK Java Runtime - Enter the below command on Fedora, Oracle & Redhat Linux command line.

sudo apt-get update && apt-get remove openjdk*




Verify OpenJDK uninstall:


Once the above step is complete, we can verify whether the openjdk uninstall is successful or not.



Go to Fedora, Oracle & Redhat Linux prompt and type java -version
The above command should not print the OpenJDK version you installed earlier.

Java -version




Congratulations !!! Now you have uninstalled OpenJDK from linux Successfully.



Also checkout how to uninstall openjdk on windows here Uninstall OpenJDK on widows





Where to Download OpenJDK ?
- here are the OpenJDK versions you might be interested in!


OpenJDK 7
OpenJDK 8
OpenJDK 9
OpenJDK 10
OpenJDK 11
OpenJDK 12

If you are looking out for earlier OpenJDK versions, go to OpenJDK Archive






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