How to check the java version in cmd

The java command returns the version when calling it with the -version parameter

Run the following command:

java -version

Example:

The output of the java version command will be the following on windows:

C:\Users\Olivier>java -version
java version "1.8.0_144"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_144-b01)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.144-b01, mixed mode)

The output of the java version command will be the following on linux:

	
$ java -version
java version "1.8.0_60"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_60-b27)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.60-b23, mixed mode)
	

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