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This document describes These instructions describe how to install a binary distribution of Groovy.

The latest release of Groovy is groovy-1.0.

  • linkdownloaddownload, Download a binary distribution of Groovy and unpack the distribution it into some file on your local file system.
  • set your GROOVY_HOME environment variable to the directory you unpacked the distribution
  • add GROOVY_HOME/bin to your PATH environment variable.
  • set your JAVA_HOME environment variable to point to your JDK. On OS X this is /Library/Java/Home, on other unixes its often /usr/java etc. If you've already installed tools like Ant or Maven you've probably already done this

You should now have Groovy installed properly. You can test this by typing the following in a command shell



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Which should create an interactive groovy shell where you can type Groovy statements. Or to run the Swing interactive console type:

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To run a specific groovy Groovy script type:

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groovy SomeScript.groovy