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chailin fong

Joined: Oct 15, 2007
Posts: 10

I placed BookDemo.java in c:\BookPack,
then I compile this file, it created two .class file

Next, I want to create the package. I go to the directory above BookPack, and issue this command:

C:\> package BookPack

The message shown as:

'package' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.



package BookPack;

class Book{
private String title;
private String author;
private int pubDate;

Book(String t, String a, int d){
title = t;
author = a;
pubDate = d;

void show(){

class BookDemo{
public static void main(String[] args){
Book books[] = new Book[5];
books[0] = new Book("Java Beginners Guide", "Schildt", 2001);
books[1] = new Book("Java 2 Programmer Reference", "Schildt", 2002);
books[2] = new Book("HTML Programmer Reference", "Powell and Whitworth", 1998);
books[3] = new Book("Red Storm Rising", "Clancy", 1986);
books[4] = new Book("On the Road", "Kerouac", 1995);
Freddy Wong
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Joined: Sep 11, 2006
Posts: 959

There's no command package. If you want to create a package, you need to create a directory called BookPack in your case and then put your source code there. Then compile it using the normal javac.

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chailin fong

Joined: Oct 15, 2007
Posts: 10
I have created directory BookPack and place BookDemo.java in it.

Now, if I did this:

C:\BookPack> java BookPack.BookDemo

I will get:

Exception in thread :"main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError:BookPack/BookDemo
sudhir nim
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Joined: Aug 29, 2007
Posts: 212

go one directory up, and execute the same command.

it should be

C:>java BookPack.BookDemo

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bharathibattu kandikuppa

Joined: Mar 16, 2011
Posts: 1
i typed the program like this but it is giving the error 'class' or 'interface' expected what i have to correct the program please reply it i created BookPack directory when i compiled it gives error.

Jesper de Jong
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Joined: Aug 16, 2005
Posts: 15082

Welcome to the Ranch!

Please UseCodeTags when you post source code, so that your code is formatted nicely with line numbers. I added the code tags in your post above for you.

In which line do you get the error message? Please copy and paste the exact error message here.

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