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Running java applications

Fran Costigan

Joined: Feb 06, 2006
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how do you run an application properly when using your H drive?

I know it's kinda like this:

H:\directoryname\filename>java Example_1_1

like for example if i was to call my directory Java and my file name Example_1_1 would it look something like this:

H:\Java\Example_1_1>java Example_1_1

oh and do i need to change directory at the start in order to work from my H drive?
Stan James
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That looks like a good start. You need to make your "current directory" the parent of a set of directories that match your package statements. If you didn't specify a package then your current directory contains the source files. I think that's what you're up to.

See if this tutorial makes this clearer.

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luc comeau
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surprised stan didn't bust down on your fun name, never heard of anyone named "Fishy" before, although gwen paltro named her kid "Apple" and Frank zappa named his kid "Moon Unit" i guess nothing would surpirse me nowadays.

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Jesper de Jong
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Right... :roll:

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