To install Eclipse on Linux, follow these steps:
- Open a web browser and go to the Eclipse official website (https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/).
- On the Eclipse Downloads page, select the version of Eclipse IDE you want to install. For most users, the "Eclipse IDE for Java Developers" package is recommended.
- Click on the download link corresponding to your Linux distribution. Eclipse supports multiple distributions such as Ubuntu, Fedora, and CentOS.
- After the download is complete, locate the downloaded file (usually in the Downloads folder).
- Open a terminal and navigate to the folder where the downloaded file is located.
- Extract the downloaded file using the following command:
- Move the extracted Eclipse folder to the desired installation directory. For example:
sudo mv eclipse /opt/
- Next, create a symbolic link to the Eclipse executable using the following command:
sudo ln -s /opt/eclipse/eclipse /usr/local/bin/eclipse
- You can now launch Eclipse by typing eclipse in the terminal. Alternatively, you can search for Eclipse in the applications menu and launch it from there.
That's it! Eclipse should now be installed on your Linux system. You can proceed with the initial configuration of Eclipse by specifying your workspace location and installing any necessary plugins or extensions.