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-cp on linux | how do I include additional jar files?

Harold Lime
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Joined: Jul 20, 2009
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Hi,

I've got the following running fine one a Windows machine:

But the following does not work in Linux.

I'm fairly new to Linux so I've probably missed something simple.

Can someone tell me what I'm missing?
Jesper de Jong
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On Linux you must use : (colon) instead of ; (semi-colon) to separate entries on a path - because ; has a different meaning in the shell on Linux. So it should be:

java -cp bin:./lib/commons-lang-2.5.jar:./lib/commons-collections-3.2.1.jar sandbox.LegionLauncher


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Harold Lime
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Brilliant! I knew would be simple.

Thanks.
Tim Holloway
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Do be careful with those semicolons! In Linux/Unix, you use colons to delimit commands just like Java code does. Windows had to use semicolons because they use colons as part of their file path naming scheme.


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