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javac sourcepath

Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9055
javac -d C:\projectsCC\ETL\xtract\adm\common\classes -sourcepath C:\projectsCC\ETL\xtract\adm\common\src com\ibm\esmrt\adm\common\

I expect that if I'm sitting in a directory
and type this command, it will look in C:\projectsCC\ETL\xtract\adm\common\src for com\ibm\esmrt\adm\common\ and I'll find the Conductor.class file here C:\projectsCC\ETL\xtract\adm\common\classes\com\ibm\esmrt\adm\common\Conductor.class

I'm getting
error: cannot read: com\ibm\esmrt\adm\common\
(it doesn't work with dots either
error: cannot read:

What am I doing wrong? How can I compile this without going into the src directory?

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24189

-sourcepath tells javac where to find other source files, besides the ones you specify on the command line. Those you have to be explicit about. So

javac -d C:\projectsCC\ETL\xtract\adm\common\classes -sourcepath C:\projectsCC\ETL\xtract\adm\common\src C:\projectsCC\ETL\xtract\adm\common\src\com\ibm\esmrt\adm\common\

will work, and it will find any source files that depends on. Without -sourcepath, this command would fail unless had no dependencies.

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Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9055
Ah, I see. Thanks, Ernest.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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