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where are my j2SE classes?

James Byars
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hi, I am using jdk1.5.0_16

I am trying to find where exactly the .class files are. For example I can find my Servlet stuff in servlet-api.jar, but where can I find the classes for the regular J2SE stuff
Henry Wong
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It should be in a jar file named rt.jar... in the jre/lib directory.

Henry


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James Byars
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Henry Wong wrote:
It should be in a jar file named rt.jar... in the jre/lib directory.

Henry


Found it, many thanks Henry.

I have one more question please. I do not have this jar file in my CLASSPATH, yet my program is compiling. How is Java able to find these classes if they're not in my classpath?

thanks
Henry Wong
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James Byars wrote:
I have one more question please. I do not have this jar file in my CLASSPATH, yet my program is compiling. How is Java able to find these classes if they're not in my classpath?

thanks


There are certain directories (and jar files) that is always searched -- regardless of the classpath.

Henry
James Byars
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Henry Wong wrote:
James Byars wrote:
I have one more question please. I do not have this jar file in my CLASSPATH, yet my program is compiling. How is Java able to find these classes if they're not in my classpath?

thanks


There are certain directories (and jar files) that is always searched -- regardless of the classpath.

Henry


ah, brilliant, now it all makes sense to me. Many thanks
 
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