Originally posted by Christopher Young: ... This worked fine with an IDE so I have no idea what I am doing wrong (And I'm wanting to learn how this all works from the commandline before I find another IDE)...
Yeah, this is one reason IDEs are a bad idea until you know how it really works. I'm glad you're taking the time to work it out without an IDE. More importantly, you will be glad you did.
"We're kind of on the level of crossword puzzle writers... And no one ever goes to them and gives them an award." ~Joe Strummer sscce.org
Just adding a small something here... although you have it working, you may want to read more about "classpath" and how it works for classes and packages. It can also be an environment variable (although you will read in this forum that usually using the -cp argument is better).
subject: NoClassDefFoundError... but program compiles fine