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PATH enviornment for javac

carlos moreno

Joined: Nov 01, 2007
Posts: 2
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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Tod Novak

Joined: Dec 14, 2006
Posts: 13

I'm not sure if it's the same in Vista, but in XP you would add the location of your JDK to your PATH like this:

Right click 'My Computer' > 'Properties' > 'Advanced' > 'Environment Variables':

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:

C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_02\bin

(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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carlos moreno

Joined: Nov 01, 2007
Posts: 2
Got it thanks Tod Novak
Dave Roy

Joined: Feb 15, 2008
Posts: 1
Perfect. 5 Minutes to find an answer.

Thanks from me to, Tod Novak
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