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java -cp windows and linux differences

Sergio Marcello
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Joined: Jun 20, 2008
Posts: 36
may be useful: classpath definitions in command line differs if you use windows o.s. or linux:

windows: java -cp "/myJarDirectoryFullPath/theJarfileToInclude.jar;." myCompiledJavaProgram

linux: java -cp "/myJarDirectoryFullPath/theJarfileToInclude.jar:." myCompiledJavaProgram

note the ; in windows and the : in linux.

It can save lots of time, I say you

Philip Grove
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Joined: Aug 18, 2009
Posts: 68

It has nothing to do with Java, but is a platform related issue. It does demonstrate that setting the classpath on the command line is not platform independent as the byte code is.
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