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Compiling servlet : error no source files

 
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I'm reading Head first Servlets and JSP 2nd Edition and I have a problem when I try to compile my servlet class.

Here is my files (I'm actually on the beerV1 folder) :
.
└── beerV1
   ├── classes
   │   └── com
   │       └── example
   │           ├── model
   │           │   └── BeerExpert.class
   │           └── web
   │               └── BeerSelect.class
   ├── etc
   │   └── web.xml
   ├── lib
   ├── src
   │   └── com
   │       └── example
   │           ├── model
   │           │   └── BeerExpert.java
   │           └── web
   │               └── BeerSelect.java
   └── web
       └── form.html

What I have to do :

I'm following these instructions from the book :

cd beerV1
javac -classpath /Users/bert/Applications2/tomcat/common/lib/
servlet-api.jar:classes:. -d classes src/com/example/web/BeerSelect.java



What I've done :

Since I'm on windows, I replaced ":" with ";".
So I did this :

javac -classpath /mnt/c/apache-tomcat-9.0.20/lib/servlet-api.jar;classes;. -d classes src/com/example/web/BeerSelect.java



But the output I get is this :

error: no source files
classes: command not found
-bash: .: -d: invalid option
.: usage: . filename [arguments]



I don't understand this problem because I did exactly what I was asked to do in the book.
 
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Can you try it again with the classpath in quotes?

javac -classpath "/mnt/c/apache-tomcat-9.0.20/lib/servlet-api.jar;classes;". -d classes src/com/example/web/BeerSelect.java

Also, is this a valid path in Windows? On my machine the path looks more like c:/apache....
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Can you try it again with the classpath in quotes?

javac -classpath "/mnt/c/apache-tomcat-9.0.20/lib/servlet-api.jar;classes;". -d classes src/com/example/web/BeerSelect.java

Also, is this a valid path in Windows? On my machine the path looks more like c:/apache....



Thank you for pointing that it solves my problem... That was my fault I've completely misunderstood when the book said that whe should replace ":" if we are using windows OS. I'm typing on the linux console on windows, so there is no replacement to do.

Everything works perfectly now thank you again.
 
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Ah. So you are using Linux. That makes sense!
 
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