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when running java -version I get this error:

Error occurred during initialization of VM
Could not reserve enough space for object heap
Could not create the Java virtual machine.

This is avoidable by using -Xmx64m, so java -Xmx64m -version works fine. But how can I set the VM argument -Xmx64m globally everytime a program runs the JVM?

E.g. when trying to install Gerrit which makes use of the keytool, it will crash due to exceeded memory space and in this case I can't set the VM arguments "manually".

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