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How to Install Eclipse in Ubuntu

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How to install Eclipse on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?


Eclipse is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that is used to create software applications. It was primarily used for Java application but now we can make applications in other languages also by installing plug-ins.

Eclipse Foundation maintains it’s development, it is cross-platform and written in Java.

We can install it on the Ubuntu but before that make sure our system fulfills all the prerequisites.


  • Ubuntu
  • Java
  • login as root into the terminal

The installation process includes the following steps.

Eclipse Installation

Visit official site of eclipse http://www.eclipse.org and download a zip folder. After downloading, locate to the download folder and extract folder. Use the following command to extract folder.

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Move Eclipse to /opt/ directory.

Create a desktop file

Enter following details to this file.

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Install desktop file.

change directory to the /usr/local/bin/

Create a symlink

Now, open eclipse from Application Menu. It prompts for workspace location. Provide location and launch the application.

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