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I'm having trouble with Java 1.6

Jay Dilla
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Joined: Aug 12, 2004
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I'm trying to compile and run a test program from the command window.
In order for it to work I have to put the entire directory location and "HelloWorld.java" at the C prompt.
Is there something wrong with 1.6 that I can not simply use "javac HelloWorld.java" and "java HelloWorld"?

I have to input:
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0\bin>javac c:\JavaProjects\HelloWorld2.java

C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0\bin>java HelloWorld2
Hello, World

for it to work!!!
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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Hi,

Welcome to JavaRanch!

We have a strict policy on display names, which must be a real first and last name with a space between.

Please go here and fix your display name up, pronto. Thanks, pardner!

As far as your "problem" -- the argument to javac is and has always been a path to a file, relative to the current directory. This is nothing new with JDK 1.6.

You might find this helpful, as well as this. A properly configured system makes working with Java much easier.


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Jay Dilla
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Joined: Aug 12, 2004
Posts: 201
Ernest this is not your jurisdiction according to the moderator list.
Thanks, so I guess all this time when I simply input javac helloworld.java it has already been set up for me.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Originally posted by dawud alexander:
Ernest this is not your jurisdiction according to the moderator list.


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