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no class found error

Karl Kolberg

Joined: May 25, 2002
Posts: 8
Hi I am getting a no class found error whenever I
try to execute my java programs after they compile
correctly. Does anyone have any advice on how
to fix the problem. Thanks in advance
-Karl Kolberg
Chris Hall
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Joined: Dec 04, 2002
Posts: 39
It sounds to me like the class file is not on your classpath.
You will need to set your classpath either by setting a system property CLASSPATH or by using the -cp option with java. Either will need to point to the directory containing the compiled class files. This directory would be the root of where you compiled the files if you are using packages.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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