How to use Jabba, the JDK manager, On Windows ?

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jabba1) is JDK manager that permits to install and switch from JDK



The installation is done via a powsershell script.

[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12
Invoke-Expression (
  Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing

Jabba is installed in your windows home: C:\Users\userName\.jabba


For now, you will not find jabba in a dos shell, you need to use powsershell.

How to install a known JDK?

  • List all known JDK
jabba ls-remote
jabba install [email protected]

How to install an unknown JDK?

All JDK are declared in the index.json file. If they are not present, you can still install them with an url.

Example with the last GraalVm Release

jabba install [email protected]=zip+

How to switch?

  • List the installed Jdk
jabba ls
  • Switch
jabba use [email protected]

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