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NetBeans is a software development platform written in Java. It is an official IDE for Java 8 development. It was developed and released by Sun Microsystems which was later acquired by Oracle. NetBeans 8.2 was released on October 3, 2016.

In this tutorial, we will learn the steps involved in the installation process of NetBeans on MacOS.


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  • MacOS
  • Login as an administrator on terminal.


The following steps are used to install NetBeans on MacOS.

1) Download the Latest version

In order to install NetBeans on MacOS, we have to download the latest version of NetBeans by visiting its official website I.e. https://netbeans.org/downloads/

2) Mount the disk image file

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The dmg file which is downloaded from the official website of NetBeans is to be mounted to an installer. This can be done with the following command:

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3) Install the file

The file is mounted to the volumes directory which contains a package file (.pkg) which is installable by using the installer command. The command needs super user privileges for which, sudo is used.

The file will be installed to the target root which is mentioned while installing the file.

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4) Unmount the file

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After the completion of installation process, we need to unmount the installer. This can be done by using the option Unmount with hdiutil command.

Well, we have done with the installation process of NetBeans 8.2 on MacOS.

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