My code runs in Eclipse but not in the command line

Posted on 2008-10-14
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hell Experts:
I am new to Java and using Eclipse. My code compiles, runs adequately in Eclipse. When I wanted to test it in regular command lie it compiles but does not run.It runs javac command with no issues (javac , once I go to run the code (java Elevator) I get this message:
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Elevator

here is a snippet of the code:
package cscie160.hw1;

public class Elevator{
      //Declare all constants: capacity of the elevator,
      //and the number of the floors
      static final int NUM_OF_FLOORS = 7;
      static final int ELEVATOR_CAPAITY = 10;
      //the elevator is going up
      private final static int goingUp = 1;
      //the elevator is going down
      private final static int goingdown = -1;
      //Data members we need
      //Where the Elevator is right now
      private int currentFloor;
      //Where is the Elevator heading
      private int elevatorDirection;
      //destined floor, that is where the elevator is destined per passenger request
      private boolean[] destinedFloorRequest;
      //The number of passengers destined for each floor
      private int[]

            //The total number of passengers

in the elevator at any given time
      private int totalNumberOfPassenger;
       * creates a new <code>Elevator</code>


 in User variable
 CLASSPATH C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_16\bin;C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin

JAVA_HOME C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_16

In System Variables I have:
CLASSPATH C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_16\bin;C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin

path: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_16\bin;%M2%;%JAVA_HOME%\bin;C:\Perl\site\bin;C:\Perl\bin;C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\;C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\;C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo;C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\AGL;C:\subversion\bin;C:\strawberry\c\bin;C:\strawberry\perl\bin;C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem

I do appreciate some help on this one.

thank you all.
Question by:itnema
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Author Comment

ID: 22713959
Sorry for the typo, I meant Hello Exerts :-)
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Expert Comment

ID: 22714075
public class HelloWorld
  public static void main(String[] args)
    System.out.println("Hello, World!");
Since, it's saved in a directory created by eclipse:

Run Command Prompt (found under All Programs/Accessories in the Start menu).  
C:\> cd \yourdir
This makes C:\yourdir the current directory.
C:\mywork> dir
This displays the directory contents.  You should see among the files. Apply
C:\mywork> set path=%path%;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_16\bin

This tells the system where to find JDK programs.
C:\mywork> javac

This runs javac.exe, the compiler.  You should see nothing but the next system prompt...
C:\mywork> dir
javac has created the HelloWorld.class file (Your Eclipse did that before!).  

You should see and HelloWorld.class among the files.
C:\mywork> java HelloWorld
This runs the Java interpreter.  You should see the program output:
Hello, World!

If the system cannot find javac, check the set path command.  If javac runs but you get errors, check your Java text.  If the program compiles but you get an exception, check the spelling and capitalization in the file name and the class name and the java HelloWorld command.  Java is case-sensitive!

To have the path permanent (which you have done but check it again):
Click "Edit" and at the system variables of PATH and append
;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_16\bin

If again fails, check for this:

Best regards as an expert...
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Expert Comment

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Sorry for the typo, Best regards as an exert.. :-)
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Accepted Solution

waleed hassan earned 43 total points
ID: 22714873
remove this package line  and try again :

package cscie160.hw1;

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Assisted Solution

muktajindal earned 41 total points
ID: 22718032
You may try providing classpath while executing the class as follows :

java -cp <path-to-the-class-file> cscie160.hw1.Elevator

Assisted Solution

murpheous earned 41 total points
ID: 22720805
From the command line you have to give the complete class name i.e. cscie160.hw1.Elevator instead of Elevator. So your java command should be:
java cscie160.hw1.Elevator

Also make sure that your classpath variable is setup correctly to pick up this class file. For example if your cscie160 folder is in "C:\classes" folder then "C:\classes" should be in classpath.
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Expert Comment

ID: 22741353
so what is your progress?

Expert Comment

ID: 22754939
Is your path variable set up correctly?

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