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How can i set path and classpath?

 
Tusshar Fasate
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How can i set path and classpath?
where to set it?
Does classpath come in to picture at runtime only or it plays any role compile time?
 
Sanjeev Kulkarni
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Check this out - http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/java/index.html
 
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sanjiv,be specific..
 
priya shende
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Hi,
Follow this steps:-
1)Search javac.exe.
2)Then from command prompt go to the directory in which you have saved the program.
3)for example if you found javac.exe in c:\program files\java\jdk1.5.0_12\bin
and you saved java program file in c:\priya> then give following command
c:\priya>set path=%path%;c:\program files\java\jdk1.5.0_12\bin;.;
press enter
4)for classpath give following command
c:\priya>set classpath=%classpath%;c:\program files\java\jdk1.5.0_12\bin;.;
press enter.
 
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thanks priya...
 
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Originally posted by tushartrue fasate:
sanjiv,be specific..

It would also help if YOU were specific. how you set this does depend on what operating system.
 
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Originally posted by priya shende:

4)for classpath give following command
c:\priya>set classpath=%classpath%;c:\program files\java\jdk1.5.0_12\bin;.;
press enter.


Disagree. You don't normally need to do anything with the classpath for simple beginner's programs, and you certainly don't want your jdk/bin folder in the classpath.
 
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Originally posted by fred rosenberger:
... It would also help if YOU were specific. how you set this does depend on what operating system.

Exactly.

It would also help to know why you want to set your classpath, because as Campbell pointed out, this often isn't needed at the beginner stage.
 
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I think, Marc, this is because you see books with "how to set PATH and CLASSPATH" in, and they don't tell you that the CLASSPATH is usually set up correctly anyway.
 
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And in the old days (I think it was before Java 1.3), you actually did need to set the classpath for Java to find it's own API classes. Outdated information dies hard.
 
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