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I am extremely knew to all this, and I see someone has touched on this before but..
I'm trying to get the HelloWorld program to work, and I keep getting a bad command or file name error.
My autoexec looks like:
PATH=C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND;C:\;C:\CDROM;C:\JDK1.3.1_02\BIN;C:\JDK1.3.1_02\JRE\BIN
My Classpath=c:\jkd1.3.1_02\lib;.;c:\java
I type in at the c:\java prompt "javac HelloWorld.java" and get that bad command error.
What am I doing wrong?
thanks
ZJ
 
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That error just means javac is not in your path, try including "your_jdk_directory\bin" in your path (where your_jdk_directory is susbtituted by appropriate path )
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Bhushan
 
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I don't understand, from the path that I showed above isn't the jdk directory\bin in my path already?
Does it have any correspondence to explorer, I have the jdk directory stored under folders c:\java\jdk...
What am I missing?
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ZJ
 
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If you want to compile your path should point to the c:/java/jdk1.3.1_02/bin where the javac.exe program is stored. (I think that is where you said that you put it.) You will need to change all your classpath and path references to show that it is a directory lower than you are saying now.

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