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Very lost at the start?

Al Bokolor

Joined: Dec 08, 2003
Posts: 2
Embarassing but here goes. I've finally decided to learn a programming language and Java is my choice. I downloaded the SDK program from SUN and I "think" I'm ready to go. I created the first "Hello World" program in Notepad and then proceeded to run it per the tutorial on SUN's website....but I have no command prompt to run it from? (I think). I'm running Win XP. Is it hidden? Or am I totally lost?
Thanks for any help
chris czinder

Joined: Oct 02, 2002
Posts: 28
Well you do have a command prompt, but you just cann't find it
Click on the Start button (bottom left hand corner)
Find the run... option, click on it.
When presented with a space to type, type command, or cmd.
That will bring up your command prompt.
Sonny Gill
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Joined: Feb 02, 2002
Posts: 1211

I think you can also get to it through
start->programs->Accessories->Command Prompt

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Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
Originally posted by chris czinder:
When presented with a space to type, type command, or cmd.

You will definately want to type "cmd" rather than "command" because "command" will set you back to a much earlier windows command prompt (Win3.x or Win9x) and severely limit you.

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