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cannot find symbol - compiler error?

Anuradha Prasanna
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Joined: Mar 09, 2006
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I have a java pgm, "" in "C:\MyProjects\beerV1" folder

and the "BeerExpert.class" file in "C:\MyProjects\beerV1\classes\com\example\model" folder

which contains,

package com.example.model;

so when i try compiling the "" as below i get the, "cannot find symbol" error as below,

C:\MyProjects\beerV1>javac -cp classes cannot find symbol
symbol : class BeerExpert
location: class test
new BeerExpert();

1 error

can anyone please tell me how to compile the "" file, which uses the "BeerExpert.class" file?

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