Java[tm]: How to find the build date of the HotSpot JVM? (Doc ID 1234126.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 1.4.2 to 8
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Apple Mac OS X (Intel) (64-bit)
Linux x86
Linux x86-64
Linux ARM 32-bit VFP SoftFP ABI
Linux ARM 32-bit VFP HardFP ABI
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Goal

You want to know the build date of a HotSpot JVM, because you want to know how old a JVM (and implicitly how old a JRE) is.

Solution

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