Hi, I am trying to set a classpath through command line as follows-- java -classpath -Dcl.prop=C:\\server.properties but the command line argument needs a "classname".....however I am doing this to be able to read the value of cl.props in the jsp using a System.getProperty("cl.prop"); How do I do this?When I do try java -classpath -Dcl.prop=C:\\server.properties LL000SInput.jsp --OR------ java -classpath -Dcl.prop=C:\\server.properties LL000S I get the following error Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: LL000SInput/jsp ---OR------- Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: LL000S Any help will be appreciated Thanks,
It sounds you are trying to execute a jsp, this is not done by invoking java.exe. You need a servlet/jsp container in order to execute jsp's, such as tomcat ( http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/ ). Now on to your question, this is assuming you have tomcat(or some servlet engine) set up correctly. I am assuming you are are specifing the value of cl.prop in the server.properties file. If this is the case, you only need server.properties on your classpath, and then you have access to all the properties in your code.