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Rob Hegemann
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Please explain the difference between PATH and CLASSPATH,
which I guess is two different things I need to enter in my Environment Variables in my OS (Win98). I have downloaded and
installed jdk1.2.2, and am going to be using Textpad.
What is the purpose of these, how do they differ, and how
do I set them up?
Thanks, Rob
 
greg philpott
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PATH: is where you will find your exectuables, eg javac.exe
CLASSPATH: is where java looks for your *.class files (compiled *.java files)
You can set them at the DOS prompt by typing this:
PATH = %PATH%;C:/JDK/BIN;
and
SET CLASSPATH = %CLASSPATH%;D:/MyClasses;C/.;
 
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