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What are class path variable ?

 
omkar patkar
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Hi guys,
In many situations, i have seen, when i go through tutorials for java ... the mention of "CLASSPATH" variable ! I know that CLASSPATH variable has just got nothing to do "O N L Y" with java, i mean , i also need it for setting the path of my jdbc driver or after installation of jdk or other softwares ! ....But what is this variable for ? ... what it is its significance ? ... if i need to view or set some value to this variable how do i do it on command prompt (i use Windows Xp and jdk 1.5)? ... there is also a mention of "PATH" variable in conjuction with "CLASSPATH" variable ...whats this "PATH" variable for ?

I would be very greatfull if i get in depth information on this issue ....therefeore thanks in advance ! thanks !
 
marc weber
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See if this article helps.
 
omkar patkar
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Thanks MArc...ya that link really gave me a lot of info ! Thanks
 
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