How to compile and run a java program in Linux

Posted on 2002-03-30
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
May I know how to compile and run java program in Linux.

Question by:antioch_75
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are you looking for Java Compiler on Linux?

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javac but before that make sure ur path is set. if not u will have to specify it. Eg. /usr/jdk1.3/bin/javac

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u need not always type the entire path.
you should do the following.

for eg. if jdk is installed in the directory /usr/jdk1.3
open the .profile file present in your home directory.

if there is a line starting with '$PATH' then add the above path to the path already present there.
if not the type $PATH=$PATH;/usr/jdk1.3

now to compile and run a java file (
for comilation: javac
fro running   : java

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