Install Java on Ubuntu

The easiest way to install Oracle Java 8 is to run the following commands from the terminal.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

Verify the installed Java version using the following :

$ java -version

It should output something like the following :

java version "1.8.0_51"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_51-b16)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.51-b03, mixed mode)

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