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what happens behind the scenes when you execute the "java" command ?

Richards Milan
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Joined: Jun 24, 2012
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"java" command is used to run the application , but what is happening behind the scenes ?
does it start the JVM ?? or simply loads the class into the JVM ??

Do you know why Java programmers wear specs ? Its because they don't 'C#'
Campbell Ritchie
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I think the answer is the same as I gave you to your other question. Same Java Language Specification link. Try ยง12.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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