I'm reading the great book Head First Java at the moment to learn Java. But I got one problem, I have tried to add the location of the bin folder to the Path variable but Cygwin still won't let me find Javac. I have done this on another computer, it worked on that one. But on this one it won't work of some strange reason.
Joined: Jul 17, 2006
We're going to need some more context than that, if we're to know what's gone wrong. Here's what I suggest. Executed the following command:
in cygwin, and paste the results, here, and we might be able to tell you what's wrong.
In general, in cygwin, you want to put something like this into your bashrc:
Note, that is a colon ( not a semicolon ( . If you're used to working in DOS (or the Windows Command Prompt), this might surprise you.
Also, note that you might have to use the cygdirve path, from cygwin:
If you choose not to use your bashrc (or rc file for whatever shell you're using), you could do this:
Anyway, try echoing out your path, and find out what it looks like, and if it looks the way you expect it to.