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sharingan reddy

Joined: Feb 14, 2010
Posts: 8
hey guys i did a simple hello world in
^_^ cat

public class x {

* @param args
public static void main(String[] args) {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub
System.out.println("hi vishu");


^_^ javac
^_^ java x
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: x
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: x
at Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(
Could not find the main class: x. Program will exit.

you see my java suddenly failed
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
You need to set the classpath properly. Try "java -classpath . x" (note the dot in there, which means "use the current directory as classpath").

In case you're using the CLASSPATH environment variable, I generally advise not to use it; it's more trouble than it's worth.
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