Forums Register Login
System.out.println on Windows
Sorry if this is incredibly basic. I've looked and I can't find an answer here but I can't be the only one this is happening to:

I can't get System.out.println to print anything to the Windows command.com console. If I run under Netbeans, the output shows just fine in the output box. But I'm trying to be a good girl and work from the command line using javac. "HelloWorld" code runs without error -- except that nothing is printed!

Does anybody have any idea what I need to tweak to get System.out.println and XP to hold hands?


Can you show us your code?
Hi, sure, happy to show you my code. Here it is:

class TestStuff {
public static void main(String [] args) {
String whatToPrint = "Hello Goodbye";

Like I say, it runs fine and under Netbeans, the output shows in the built-in output window no problemo. But using javac from the command line, nothing happens.

Thank you, thank you, thank you if you can help......

OK, I think we can head this one off before it goes any further. Dumbo just figured out her mistake -- I was expecting the regular program output to be printed by running the java file via javac. I guess I was a little confused about just what the compiler would do and not do. When I run the jar file, the output is there as expected.....

Thanks anyway!


This thread has been viewed 1180 times.

All times above are in ranch (not your local) time.
The current ranch time is
Sep 24, 2018 14:15:08.