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Hi everyone I am in the phase of learning java language. I have downloaded the jdk 1.3.1_08 compiler and am trying to compile my source code. But I am just getting an error message that 'javac' is not recognized as an internal or external command... I don't know why this is happening. I am working on Windows 2000 professional and I have set the class path as well. Could someone please help me over here!
I would really appreciate.
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You have to set the DOS PATH environment variable to "point" to c:\jdk1.3.1_08\bin. The installation set does not do this automatically.
 
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Hi Mr. Bravo,
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Your problem has nothing to do with the CLASSPATH. It has all to do with the System PATH. The PATH variable should point to <JDK_Install>/bin where <JDK_Install> is the directory that the JDK is installed.
BTW, if you are starting out, why did you install a 1.3 version? I would recommend the newest which I believe is 1.4.2.
[ June 01, 2003: Message edited by: Michael Morris ]
 
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The classpath is for finding CLASSES.
He is having trouble finding the PROGRAM javac.exe. The path is the parameter that tells the OS where to look for executables.
 
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