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java command not working

Hemang Thanki

Joined: Jan 24, 2005
Posts: 18
Hi Everyone,

I am using Windows XP SP1.

When I type javac <<File.java>> on commandline, it successfully compile the file.
But when i use java <<File>> on commandline,
"Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: <<File>>"
though the file consists of main method.

I also set the Path env. variable.

Can anyone suggest me some other approach ?

Tad Dicks
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Joined: Nov 16, 2004
Posts: 264
Um this really isn't the right place for that question... but you have a problem with the name of the file and the name of the class not being the same (or at least thats my first impression).

Jason Menard

Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 6450
Moved to Java in General (beginner).
Marco Davids II

Joined: Nov 02, 2004
Posts: 24
sounds like a like classpath problem.
the classpath variable tells the jvm where to locate java classes
Layne Lund
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Joined: Dec 06, 2001
Posts: 3061
See How to Set the Classpath in our Java Ranch FAQ for details on setting this system variable. Be sure to add the current working directory to the classpath by prepending the list with ".;".


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