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Download Oracle Java JDK / JRE from the terminal in an interactive manner. Useful when you want to download java in non-gui environment.
#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
from urllib.request import Request, urlopen
except ImportError: # python 2
from urllib2 import Request, urlopen
import re
import os
valid_packages = ['jre', 'server-jre', 'jdk']
valid_java_versions = xrange(7, 9, 1)
def regex_websearch(url, pattern):
req = Request(url)
resp = urlopen(req)
content ='UTF-8')
match =, content)
return match
def download_binary(_file_name_, _req_):
print "Downloading %s to %s " % (_req_.get_full_url(), _file_name_)
resp = urlopen(_req_)
CHUNK = 16 * 1024
with open(_file_name_, 'wb') as fp:
while True:
chunk =
if not chunk:
def download_latest_java(java_version=8, package='server-jre', extension='tar.gz',
if package not in valid_packages:
print('Invalid Java package selection, valid packages are:')
for valid_package in valid_packages:
print('\t' + valid_package)
return None
url = ""
url_1 = url + "/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html"
pattern_1 = '\/technetwork\/java/\javase\/downloads\/' + package + str(java_version) + '-downloads-.+?\.html'
match = regex_websearch(url_1, pattern_1)
if match is None:
print('Unable to download Java from ' + url_1)
print('Website is down or script is outdated')
return None
# Finding tar.gz or rpm endpoint
url_2 = url +
pattern_2 = "http\:\/\/\.com\/otn-pub\/java\/jdk\/[7-9]u[0-9]+?-.+?\/" + package + "-[7-9]u[0-9]+?-" + architecture + "." + extension
match = regex_websearch(url_2, pattern_2)
if match is None:
print('Selected architecture.extension \"' + architecture + '.' + extension + '\" is not available')
print('Visit \"' + url_2 + '\" to see available architectures and extensions')
return None
# Add cookie to request and download the file to current directory
req = Request(
req.add_header('Cookie', 'gpw_e24=;oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie')
file_name = os.path.basename(
download_binary(file_name, req)
if __name__ == '__main__':
selected_package = "jdk"
selected_version = 8
for index, item in enumerate(valid_packages):
if item != selected_package:
print "%s.%s" % (index + 1, item)
print "%s.%s (Default)" % (index + 1, item)
given_package = raw_input("Please select the package : ")
if given_package in valid_packages:
selected_package = given_package
for index, item in enumerate(valid_java_versions):
if item != selected_version:
print "%s" % item
print "%s (Default)" % item
given_version = raw_input("Please select the version : ")
if int(given_version) in valid_java_versions:
selected_version = given_version
except Exception as e:
download_latest_java(selected_version, selected_package)

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arulrajnet commented May 9, 2015

How to Use

Follow the below steps to download

wget --no-check-certificate
chmod +x
sudo cp download_java

To run


It will ask for the type of package you want to download and version of package want to download. Finally the selected file will be downloaded in the current directory


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