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Install Eclipse on Ubuntu 18.04 and 16.04

Eclipse is an integrated development environment used in computer programming, and is the most widely used Java IDE. It contains a base workspace and an extensible plug-in system for customizing the environment.

Below are the steps to install Eclipse using terminal

Step 1: Download the installer from here

Step 2: Move Archive to home directory. Archive filename can be different for you for your:

$ mv eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz ~

Step 3: Extract the archive using below command. A folder with name "eclipse-installer" will be displayed.

$ tar xf eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz

Step 3: Navigate to "eclipse-installer" directory using below command

$ cd eclipse-installer

Step 4: Run the installer without sudo. It can ask you to install Java. Install from here if not already installed.

$ ./eclipse-inst

Your installation will start, rest is self explanatory.

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