On Servlets 4a, when I unzip the video.zip file, in order to get each file in the proper place, should I unzip it to: C:\Program Files\Java which is where I have my development directory, or should it be C:\Program Files\Java\videos
(Eventually I want to put everything directly off of C:\ but since XP wants to put everything in C:\Program Files and that's functioning for now, I'm going to wait until I have a good long block of time to devote to switching everything, cause I'm sure I'll mess something up when I try to do that! Right now it's just an extra annoyance to type that long directory name each time!)
I haven't forgotten you, Carol. Just been really, really busy. Hopefully this weekend will be a little more open.
JavaBeginnersFaq "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present." Eleanor Roosevelt
Marilyn de Queiroz
Joined: Jul 22, 2000
I can see when I type jar tvf:
so ... the answer to your question is ... you should unzip it in the directory you want build.xml to be in.
Whether you unzip it in C:\Java or C:\Java\videos is a matter of personal preference. I would probably choose to put it in the latter.
I'm a little surprised that you haven't encountered any difficulties with the C:\Program Files\... stuff. And ... XP needn't (and probably shouldn't) have any say in where your development directory is. Would you care to expound on that issue a bit more?
Joined: Mar 15, 2001
It is probably due to my inexperience with XP when I first installed the jdk, but I accepted the default location, not realising it was a directory off of C;\ named Program Files. This file is the one where XP puts all of the applications you can access from the start menu by default. There are more than a few little (but major) differences between win98 and XP. I couldn't even find the program for opening a dos-window at first, because the location is in accessories on XP, and it was on the start menu in win 98. So once I figured out that XP was putting all of my applications inside Program Files, I just added that to my classpath and path variables. The real hassle is in typing C:\Program Files\whatever each time instead of C:\whatever. The space HAS to be there, I found that out by trial and error. It's a little annoying, but since things are working as they should with the way it's set up, I don't want to change it right now.