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difference between java.exe and javaw.exe

sammaiah kyatham
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what is the difference between java and javaw exes.

Kj Reddy
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Both are same except you want have associated console for javaw.exe.That means you wont get command prompt window.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Originally posted by KJ Reddy:
Both are same except you won't have associated console for javaw.exe.

(Note corrected typo.)

Moving to Java in General (Beginner).

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