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NoClassDefFoundError error

pramod talekar
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Joined: Apr 26, 2010
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I have created a .class file from a .java file on my desktop (C:\Documents and Settings\ptalek\Desktop\ & (C:\Documents and Settings\ptalek\Desktop\MyFirstJava.class).

Below is the code for MyFirstJava.

But I'm unable to run this program using the java command.

I'm using following commands in the command prompt:

I got the below error :

Please advise.

Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Joined: Jan 28, 2008
Posts: 5575

Use java -cp . MyFirstJava .

and dont use desktop , it troubles you after sometime.
Wim Vanni
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Joined: Apr 06, 2011
Posts: 96

Typical classpath problem indeed. Check the JavaRanch FAQ. This document and others will surely help you avoid many pitfalls. Then again, stepping into pitfalls means you have to get out of them and that learning process is good for you

pramod talekar
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Joined: Apr 26, 2010
Posts: 323

Thanks Seetharaman & Wim.

It's working now.
The doc I'm referring to doesn't show this classpath statement

Thank you so much.
I agree. Here's the link:
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