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javac: invalid flag: myfirstapp.java

Swapnil Singh
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Joined: Jul 12, 2012
Posts: 4
im tryin to compile my very first java program but its showin some error while tryin it on cmd,
it shows something like this-


C:\javapractice>javac myfirstapp.java\
javac: invalid flag: myfirstapp.java\
Usage: javac <options><source files>
use -help for possible options

please help.
Paul Clapham
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Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 18657
    
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Don't type a backslash on the end of your source file name like that.
Swapnil Singh
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 12, 2012
Posts: 4
its still not working
Swapnil Singh
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 12, 2012
Posts: 4
its showing-

C:\javapractice>javac myfirstapp.java
myfirstapp.java:1: error: class myfirstapp is public, should be declared in a file named myfirstapp.java
public class myfirstapp {
^
1 error
Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 39408
    
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It should be obvious from the message. You need to make the name of the class and the name of the file correspond. If there is the slightest spelling diffference, the compiler won’t accept it. Your class ought to start with Capital Letters. Remember there is a difference between Something.java and something.java.
Swapnil Singh
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Joined: Jul 12, 2012
Posts: 4
oh.. thank you i didn't know its case sensitive..
Campbell Ritchie
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Didn’t whoever is teaching you Java tell you it’s case‑sensitive?

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