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Uma Reddy
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Joined: Apr 16, 2010
Posts: 4
Good morning, I am new to Java and currently learning the basics. I have more than 1 JDK version installed on my PC. When I type java -version at the command prompt, how does the system know which version to select.

Thanks in advance,
Uma
Aneesh Vijendran
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Joined: Jun 29, 2008
Posts: 125
It depends on which java\bin path is mapped in the "path" properties.


Cheers
Aneesh
Nicola Garofalo
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Joined: Apr 10, 2010
Posts: 308
You can look at the platform installation notes

http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/install/index.html


Bye,
Nicola
Jan Cumps
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Welcome to JavaRanch, Uma.


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