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Java -D does not work, why?
Joined: Dec 27, 2002
Nov 19, 2012 01:02:37
A few days ago when trying to get a glassfish database to run It told me to run :
before starting ij.bat
okay, that worked.
Now I wish to set the system property derby.system.home, so in a batch file I write
and java spills out the help screen contents
-- Sorry, that command needs to be followed by a class to execute
Jesper de Jong
Joined: Aug 16, 2005
Nov 19, 2012 01:23:14
The -D option sets a Java system property, but only for the JVM instance that you're running at that time. It does not save the value somewhere. A line like this is incomplete:
It's missing the name of the class that you want to run. It should be something like:
java -Dderby.system.home=C:\derby org.mypackage.MyClass
I'm sure that the line you had to enter for Glassfish also had something else after it, otherwise you'd have gotten the same help information from Java.
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