enviornment variable set up problem


hi , is there anybody who run java programs in SciTE editor. i have downloaded this from http://www.scintilla.org/SciTEDownload.html. somebody suggested this in this forum and also suggested how to run java programs in this editor.but when i tried to compile ...i got message "javac squareroot.java (of course ,this is my source file) file cannot found".

forum suggestion was to set up the correct path(enviornment variable). but unfortunately i am not able to do that. i went to the control panel>system>advance>.....>path. and clicked edit and got a small window which contained

variable name : path
variable value: %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem

what should i do now??? let me tell u also my java compiler is in c:\
i.e c:\java\bin .......so i tried like below..

variable name : path
variable value: %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem ;c:\java\bin

then clicked ok. i saved my squareroot.java in f:.then i compiled but got the same message.... plzzzz help to fix this...

this editor is interesting. generally i run my program from command line by going to bin directory writing on a notepad. i have sun java 1.4.1 and win-xp system.

thanks
sanko50Asked:
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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
did u restart the editor after changing the PATH.

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girionisCommented:
 If you are running your editor using command lien I think you need to restart your cmd window.
StillUnAwareCommented:
This problem may be caused by your editor. For example UltraEdit32 supports many programming language text highlighting and many other things including running commands, such as javac.
  First I set up the system variable - PATH (you already done this)
  Then set the command line I would like to use: javac -deprecation %P%n.java
( two variables have their meanings: %P - currently edited file path (DOS format), %n - file name (Windows format)
  And it works fine.

This was only an example, I also had such a problem. I don't use SciTE editor, but I think you should read about parameter passing and internal command running in editors help more aqurately
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sanko50Author Commented:

is this setting correct??

 variable name : path
variable value: %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem ;c:\java\bin


plz note...my java is in C:\java\bin   and source code is in  F:\

i  DID NOT RESTART the editor.... i will check this

i simply clicked on the compile menu  after writing the source code....and saw a vertical window to come up where it says " javac squareroot.java (of course ,this is my source file) file cannot found".
girionisCommented:
> is this setting correct??

  It seems correct given that you have installed java in the c:\java folder.

> where it says " javac squareroot.java (of course ,this is my source file) file cannot found".

  It should say: "javac f:\squareroot.javafile"

  Is there any way to tell your editor explicitly where to find the source files?
girionisCommented:
>  It should say: "javac f:\squareroot.javafile"

  should be

 It should say: "javac f:\squareroot.java"

  gievn that your source code is in the root of F
StillUnAwareCommented:
http://www.scintilla.org/ScintillaDoc.html

I liked this editor, I only noe tried, it's pretty good, but still I didn't found the solution to your problem, try the link, maybe you'll find
Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
> i  DID NOT RESTART the editor

you'll need to restart the editor to pick up the PATH changes.
sanko50Author Commented:

yes at last it is running....i am getting output.  i RESTARTED the editor and its working irrespective of where i am putting my source file.
all i did is i clicked compile in tool menu and then i clicked Go. i am getting the output...


>javac Squareroot.java //after clicking compile
>Exit code: 0
>java Squareroot //after clicking Go
y=2.23606797749979
>Exit code: 0

(1)what is this " Exit code: 0 "....its automatically coming in the output?????

(2) what actually this enviornment varialbe  path set up means????

thanks


Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
(1)what is this " Exit code: 0 "....its automatically coming in the output?????

Thats normal, just telling you it exitted normally.

(2) what actually this enviornment varialbe  path set up means????

It tells the OS where to search for programs, in your case javac.
sanko50Author Commented:


" It tells the OS where to search for programs, in your case javac"
...............plz  explain more.
Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
When you type javac (or any command), the OS searches the directories in the PATH to locate where the javac executable is on your file system.
sanko50Author Commented:
thanks
Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
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