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shilpa reddy
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Joined: Dec 12, 2000
Posts: 29
hi,
I have already posted this in the beginner forum but then got second thoughts and am reposting the question here.
I am trying to run a jar file called abc.jar.
I have 2 versions of jdk on my system - version 1.1.8 and version 1.3.
jdk 1.1.8 is set on my system classpath.I do not want to change the classpath.
The command I use to run the jar is as follows-
java -classpath C:\jdk1.3\jre\lib\rt.jar;C:\jdk1.3\jre\lib\i18n.jar;C:\jdk1.3\lib\dt.jar;C:\jdk1.3\lib\tools.jar -jar c:\abc.jar.
The error message I get is
-jar illegal argument
I think the program is picking up the 1.1.8 version.
Anyone has any suggestions about this.
Thanks ,
Shilpa
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Joined: Jun 03, 2000
Posts: 5040
java -classpath C:\jdk1.3\jre\lib\rt.jar;C:\jdk1.3\jre\lib\i18n.jar;C:\jdk1.3\lib\dt.jar;C:\jdk1.3\lib\tools.jar -jar
c:\abc.jar

I would be tempted to run it like this:
C:\jdk1.3\jre\bin\java -classpath C:\jdk1.3\jre\lib\rt.jar;C:\jdk1.3\jre\lib\i18n.jar;C:\jdk1.3\lib\dt.jar;C:\jdk1.3\lib\tools.jar -jar
c:\abc.jar
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