How do I setup the PATH ENviornment to used the javac compiler in the command line. I have a windows vista home edition OS. I am beginning to read the Head First Java. First step is to have everything setup to start coding. Thanks in advance to whom ever gives me any help.
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In the lower window, you'll see a variable name PATH (not CLASSPATH). Highlight that variable, then click 'Edit'. Add the following line to the end of you PATH:
(Note: this is just an example! Your file path to the \Java\jdk1.X.X_X\bin may be different depending on where you installed your Java JDK. If you just took the defaults, this will probably be the same.)
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