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javac question from book unclear

Mirka Ignjatovic

Joined: Mar 09, 2007
Posts: 6
Chapter 10, question 10.

cd /foo
javac -classpath /foo/bar/biz/bing:/foo/bar

answer: Java file will be found in /foo/bar/biz/bing

What do classpath has with location og Java file?
Is it only for looking for class files that needs?

SCJP 5, March 2007
Vassili Vladimir
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Joined: Mar 08, 2007
Posts: 1585
Hi Mirka,

The question is "Which version will be used by javac" so the first hit will be used. /foo/bar/baz/bing is the first hit so it will be used.

Remember: javac searches the current directory by default.

Regards ...

Vassili ...
Mirka Ignjatovic

Joined: Mar 09, 2007
Posts: 6
Question was, what -classpath has to do with searching for *.java files
classpath = "path of *.class"
marc weber

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Originally posted by mirka mirka:
Chapter 10, question 10...

Do you have a specific book in mind?

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Mirka Ignjatovic

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ok, name changed.
Book is SCJP study guide exam 310-055 from K&B.
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