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What does "javac -d" mean when inputted into the command prompt?

Ravaa Bal
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I'm currently using the instructions found at this website regarding Axis2 and Tomcat (http://codediaries.blogspot.com/2009/02/web-services-example-using-axis-2-and.html), but step 3 says the following:

Compile the code using,

..workspace\Axis2TomcatHelloWorld>javac -d web_bin web_src\*.java

With this I have two qestions.

1) What does javac -d mean? I've used 'javac' but the '-d' is new to me.

2) This doesn't compile for me, probably because I haven't set the java classpaths since I normally rely on Netbeans to do it for me. Would it be possible to execute the above command via Netbeans?

Thanks
Ulf Dittmer
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Entering just "javac" at the command line without any parameters will cause it to print a list of all command line options along with explanations. More extensive Java tool documentation can be found at http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/tools/index.html


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Ravaa Bal
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Ah right, thank you.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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