# xstream aliasing

In this chapter, we will discuss on the different aspects of setting up a congenial environment for Java.

## Local Environment Setup

If you want to set up your environment for Java programming language, then this section explains how to download and set up Java on your machine. Please follow the steps given below to set up you Java environment.

Follow the instructions to download Java and run the .exe to install Java on your machine. Once you have installed Java on your machine, you would need to set the environment variables to point to correct installation directories −

## Setting Up the Path for Windows 2000/XP

Assuming you have installed Java in c:\Program Files\java\jdk directory −

• Right-click on ‘My Computer’ and select ‘Properties’.

• Click the ‘Environment variables’ button under the ‘Advanced’ tab.

• Alter the ‘Path’ variable so that it also contains the path to the Java executable. For example, if the path is currently set to ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32’, then change your path to read ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32;c:\Program Files\java\jdk\bin’.

## Setting Up the Path for Windows 95/98/ME

Assuming you have installed Java in c:\Program Files\java\jdk directory −

• Edit the ‘C:\autoexec.bat’ file and add the following line at the end −

‘SET PATH = %PATH%;C:\Program Files\java\jdk\bin’

## Setting Up the Path for Linux, UNIX, Solaris, FreeBSD

Environment variable PATH should be set to point to where the Java binaries have been installed. Refer to your shell documentation if you have trouble doing this.