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Vincent Tomas

Joined: Jan 16, 2007
Posts: 15
I am writing a simple command line program that takes in a file name, file1.txt. In Eclipse, in my "Run Configurations", for my arguments I put in file1.txt. file.txt is in the same directory as my class but yet it does not find the text file. How do I set Eclipse to the location of that file? In the classpath? If so, how do I do that in Eclipse?

Here is my code:

Thanks in advance
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 46328
Do you mean where can you set command-line arguments on Eclipse?

  • On the left there is the pane with the list of classes.
  • R-click the class with the main method.
  • click "run as"
  • click whichever option isn't "Java application"; in Eclipse 3 it says "open run dialog" or similar.
  • Click the "arguments" tag.
  • Put your command-line arguments in the "program arguments" box.
  • Done: click ??OK at the bottom right and away we go!!
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