2.2.4. Linux tarball installation

Install Neo4j on Linux from a tarball and run as a console application

2.2.4.1. Unix console application

  1. Download the latest release from http://neo4j.com/download/.

    • Select the appropriate tar.gz distribution for your platform.
  2. Extract the contents of the archive, using: tar -xf <filename>

    • Refer to the top-level extracted directory as: NEO4J_HOME
  3. Change directory to: $NEO4J_HOME

    • Run: ./bin/neo4j console
  4. Stop the server by typing Ctrl-C in the console.

2.2.4.2. Linux service

If you are interested in running Neo4j as a system service, please install one of our Debian or RPM packages instead.