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system properties, codebaseURL, and .properties

Posted by jason thiel on July 26, 2000 at 9:53 AM

I am relatively new to java and have an odd problem. I have some example code
from a text book that uses a -D command line option to set system properties for
the jvm. I want to eliminate this and include the option in a .properties file.
From the text, I was able to gather that all you have to do to use a .properties file is
to open it and load it in the program. The program is RMI program and I am attempting to
set the codebaseURL property. It works if I forget the .properties file and execute the code as follows:
java -Djava.rmi.server.codebase=http://server/ program_to_execute

1. where can i get information on .properties files? what is appropriate to put in them?
2. Why is it codebase on command line but codebaseURL in .properties file?
3. Do I need to do something other than load the .properties file in order for it's data
to get into the program?

thanks for any help.


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