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Louis StDubois

Joined: Sep 02, 2009
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I don't know if the stars are conspiring against me or what, but I've had no success finding and downloading those elusive Java Docs. Needless to say I'm completely new to Java and was informed that in order even to begin I would have to find the zip file that contains the API and download that. As yet, I haven't been able to do that after wandering around Sun's website. I found the list of the API, but no zip file of the complete Docs. Can anyone provide me with a link so that I might be able to do that? Thank you for any help.


denis sorn
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marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
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Louis StDubois wrote:...was informed that in order even to begin I would have to find the zip file that contains the API and download that...

Welcome to the ranch! You do not need to download a local copy. The API documentation is available online at...


But if you want to download a local copy, go to...


Then click on the "Download" button for "java SE 6 Documentation." On the next page, select your language, and agree to the terms. Then on the next page, click on the file to download, "jdk-6u10-docs.zip".

This will unzip a directory called "docs." Inside that directory, is a subdirectory called "api," which contains a file called "index.html," which is your entry point to your local API documentation.

"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
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