Get the current Java version from a BAT fileTag(s): Environment


This command file queries the registry to find out the path of the current JRE installation and then launch it to display the version found .

[j.cmd Win7 or better version]

@echo off
cls
setlocal ENABLEEXTENSIONS
set KEY_NAME="HKLM\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment"
set VALUE_NAME=CurrentVersion
::
:: get the current version
::
FOR /F "usebackq skip=2 tokens=3" %%A IN (`REG QUERY %KEY_NAME% /v %VALUE_NAME% 2^>nul`) DO (
    set ValueValue=%%A
)
if defined ValueValue (
    @echo the current Java runtime is  %ValueValue%
) else (
    @echo %KEY_NAME%\%VALUE_NAME% not found.
    goto end
)
set JAVA_CURRENT="HKLM\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\%ValueValue%"
set JAVA_HOME=JavaHome
::
:: get the javahome
::
FOR /F "usebackq skip=2 tokens=3*" %%A IN (`REG QUERY %JAVA_CURRENT% /v %JAVA_HOME% 2^>nul`) DO (
    set JAVA_PATH=%%A %%B
)
echo the path of the current Java JVM according to the registry is
echo %JAVA_PATH%
echo.
echo now if we try it :
"%JAVA_PATH%\bin\java.exe" -version
:end

[j.cmd XP version]

@echo off
cls
setlocal ENABLEEXTENSIONS
set KEY_NAME="HKLM\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment"
set VALUE_NAME=CurrentVersion

::
:: get the current version
::
FOR /F "usebackq skip=4 tokens=3" %%A IN (`REG QUERY %KEY_NAME% /v %VALUE_NAME% 2^>nul`) DO (
    set ValueValue=%%A
)

if defined ValueValue (

    @echo the current Java runtime is  %ValueValue%
) else (
    @echo %KEY_NAME%\%VALUE_NAME% not found.
    goto end
)

set JAVA_CURRENT="HKLM\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\%ValueValue%"
set JAVA_HOME=JavaHome

::
:: get the javahome
::
FOR /F "usebackq skip=4 tokens=3,4" %%A IN (`REG QUERY %JAVA_CURRENT% /v %JAVA_HOME% 2^>nul`) DO (
    set JAVA_PATH=%%A %%B
)

echo the path of the current Java JVM according to the registry is
echo %JAVA_PATH%
echo.
echo now if we try it :
"%JAVA_PATH%\bin\java.exe" -version

:end

Output :

>j.cmd
the current Java runtime is  1.6
the path of the current Java JVM according to the registry is
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06

now if we try it :
java version "1.6.0_06"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_06-b02)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 10.0-b22, mixed mode, sharing)

To check a Java 32-bit installation on a 64-bit OS then change
HKLM\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\...
for
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\...


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