Uninstall Oracle Java using the Terminal

Uninstalling Java with a Terminal

Note: To uninstall Java, you must have Administrator privileges and execute the remove command either as root or by using the sudo. 
Remove one directory and one file (a symlink), as follows:

  1. Click on the Finder icon located in your dock
  2. Click on the Utilities folder
  3. Double-click on the Terminal icon
  4. In the Terminal window Copy and Paste the command below:
    sudo rm -fr /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin 
    sudo rm -fr /Library/PreferencePanes/JavaControlPanel.prefpane
      sudo rm -fr ~/Library/Application\ Support/Java

Do not attempt to uninstall Java by removing the Java tools from /usr/bin. This directory is part of the system software and any changes will be reset by Apple the next time you perform an update of the OS. 

Keywords:uninstall, java, terminial   Doc ID:62676
Owner:Cynthia S.Group:Rice University
Created:2016-04-12 10:16 CSTUpdated:2022-04-13 06:43 CST
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