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

The latest release of Groovy is groovy-1.0.

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    a binary distribution of Groovy and unpack the distribution 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 step.
  • 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 script type

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groovy SomeScript.groovy