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Zahra Vir
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Joined: Dec 04, 2004
Posts: 4
Can someone help explain the concept of using the arg thingy in
public static void main (String args[])

so far i know that args can be named anything and that u can use it to get specific words ???

can someone elaborate a bit or provide some sort of example for this

thanks
Ed Lance
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Joined: Aug 02, 2000
Posts: 38
Suspect this has been answered here before but here's a start for you.

args is just a variable name...you could call it any legal identifier, it's simply the name of our String array.



After compiling, run this code from the command line with the "args" separated by a space, like this.

java CommandLineExample firstval secondval thirdval

Hope that helps!
 
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