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How do i set this on windows 8 for the javac pathway i have no idea how to do it or could i use eclipse !
 
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Welcome to the Ranch!

Can you please explain in more detail what you are trying to do and what you are having trouble with?

"How do i set this ..." - what do you mean with "this"?

You can download JDK 8 here, and see the installation instructions.
 
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Welcome again.

You cannot use Eclipse until you have Java working. We have an FAQ about it. I would recommend you avoid Eclipse until you are more experienced. Use the command line instead. A couple more suggestions of mine: about folders and about editors, etc. We also have an FAQ about editors.
 
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It doesn't work on my command line
 
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What do you mean by does not work? Have you set the required path environment variable?
 
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You must give more details otherwise we can't help. Do you get any of the errors shown here?
 
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How do you set up path environment variable , thats what i meant on windows 8 lol
 
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See How to set Java Path and Classpath in Windows 8 and Windows 7
 
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I am learning java and I am using eclipse. I didn't want to use the command line because if you make at least 1 mistake in the code while doing it in the command line. You will spend more time looking for the error you did in the code and less time learning java. I suggest you use eclipse or netbeans but that's just me
 
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jonny Alva wrote:I didn't want to use the command line because if you make at least 1 mistake in the code while doing it in the command line.


Not to take the thread off track from the OP's question, but I encourage you to rethink your logic. That's like arguing I should use a calculator when learning how to add and subtract, because if I make one mistake with pen and paper my answer is wrong.

As Sheriff Campbell said near the beginning of this thread, if you are just starting out, I encourage you to turn off the IDE and instead learn how to write code using a simple text editor with the native javac and java command line compiler and application. While an IDE might appear to make your life easier, it can make you reliant on it if you don't know the basics. But, don't just take this simple Ranch Hand's word for it. You can read similar opinions from most of the Sheriffs and Bartenders in this thread.
 
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