SDK MAN – Software Development Kit Manager

I use sdk man to maintain multiple versions of Groovy, Java, Scala. It makes switching very easy.

SDKMAN! is a tool for managing parallel versions of multiple Software Development Kits on most Unix based systems. It provides a convenient Command Line Interface (CLI) and API for installing, switching, removing and listing Candidates. Formerly known as GVM the Groovy enVironment Manager, it was inspired by the very useful RVM and rbenv tools, used at large by the Ruby community.

Installing SDKMAN! on UNIX-like platforms is as easy as ever. SDKMAN! installs smoothly on Mac OSX, Linux, Cygwin, Solaris and FreeBSD. We also support Bash and ZSH shells.
Simply open a new terminal and enter:

$ curl -s "https://get.sdkman.io" | bash

Follow the instructions on-screen to complete installation.
Next, open a new terminal or enter:

$ source "$HOME/.sdkman/bin/sdkman-init.sh"

Lastly, run the following code snippet to ensure that installation succeeded:

$ sdk version

If all went well, the version should be displayed. Something like:

  sdkman 5.0.0+51
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