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Java code to compile and run another java program

 
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I asked the above question out of curiosity. For example, there is a xxx.java file in some location with it's own main method. What my code is required to do is compile and run xxx.java, given the location of the file. It is possible to do this in java?
 
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It is possible to run dos commands from a java program.

So I assume it's also possible to execute a javac
 
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If you use the java.exe that belongs to the JDK you can also use javax.tools.JavaCompiler.
 
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Thank you all for answering.
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