We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

We've partnered with Certified Experts, Carl Webster and Richard Faulkner, to bring you two Citrix podcasts. Learn about 2020 trends and get answers to your biggest Citrix questions!Listen Now

x

More Trouble in Java Paradise

Raydot
Raydot asked
on
Medium Priority
188 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-16
OK, after spending the last two weeks struggling to get the JDK to work on the NT side, I'm now fighting the Windows '95 side.

I've pretty much done everything I should do, setting the PATH and the CLASSPATH to point to my Java directory.  Despite this, I keep getting the error message "can't read HelloWorld.java."  I found a thread named "can't compile" here at the Expert's Exchange, and I'm going to try some of those tips, but the thread gets a bit convoluted at the end, so I'd appreciate someone picking it up again.  

I've also noticed when I type DIR to check to see if my file is, indeed, where it should be, that the file name is returned with the 8 character name, but then the full character name is "HelloWorld.java.txt."  Is the appendage of this final ".txt" causing the problem?  I'm assuming this happens b/c of the association of the file with Notepad.  Is there some way to kill this association?

Thanks!

Raydot.
Comment
Watch Question

Author

Commented:
Edited text of question
Commented:
"HelloWorld.java.txt."  - this surely won't compile. And, yesthis is the problem with notepad that it appends a .txt afterthe name that you provide. One of the ways that I get around thisproblem is by providing the name in quotes. For eg. if I wereto save a file with name - HelloWorld.java, in the filesave/saveas dialog, i would give the name as "HelloWorld.java" (including the quotes). This ensures that notepad doesn't add the .txt extension.

Not the solution you were looking for? Getting a personalized solution is easy.

Ask the Experts

Author

Commented:
You forgot to mention that the file had to be saved as type "All files," but other than that, you were right on the money.  I was up and running in no time.  Also, I'd like to point out for future readers that this only works with Notepad, and not Wordpad.

'Dot.
Access more of Experts Exchange with a free account
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Create a free account to continue.

Limited access with a free account allows you to:

  • View three pieces of content (articles, solutions, posts, and videos)
  • Ask the experts questions (counted toward content limit)
  • Customize your dashboard and profile

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.