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Where is the the virtual machine of the JDK?

Andy Jack
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If javac is the compiler, then what is the JVM ? Is it java.exe ?


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Steve Fahlbusch
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this may help (first entry after google on java jvm component) jvm
Ulf Dittmer
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Yes. That's just the executable, though. To do anything useful it would also need the class libraries, which -if memory serves- are in rt.jar and classes.jar (the files might differ from JVM implementation to JVM implementation).


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Joanne Neal
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Actually java.exe is just a JVM launcher. The JVM binary is a library (jvm.dll on Windows) that you can find in the bin/client or bin/server directory of your JRE installation.

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