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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.
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.
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