For those of you who don’t know, Jenkins is an application that allows you to create a Continuous Integration environment for your software projects. Most of the time it is used to periodically run test and build your project in an environment that should be similar to your production environment.
To install Jenkins on a Debian based system you only need to use:
1 sudo apt-get install jenkins
This command will install it and will automatically start it as a service. This service will be started automatically every time your system is restarted.
If you are using another OS you can download a war file from Jenkins main site and run it using:
1 java -jar jenkins.war
To see your instance of Jenkins running you can visit http://localhost:8080