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What's the dot for?

Posted by Hiran on January 27, 2002 at 10:47 AM

Why do you have a dot in there? (CLASSPATH=C:\jdk1.3.1_01\jre\lib\rt.jar;e:\code\java;.;z:\opensrc\testkit;z:\scslsrc\place;z:\scslsrc\serviceui)

> > Matt, or anyone else who knows, how do you specify the location of the classes and packages that came with java's sdk for the application jikes? With javac I don't have to specify where to find packages that came with the sdk (such as, but with jikes I assume I need to because jikes comes back telling me it can't find java/io. Any help here is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
> > Hiran

> Jikes just needs to know where the runtime library is, so you probably just need to add rt.jar to your classpath (javac can find it relative to its install directory, but Jikes doesn't have this advantage). In my case, rt.jar is located in the C:\jdk1.3.1_01\jre\lib directory, so this is what my classpath environment variable looks like:
> CLASSPATH=C:\jdk1.3.1_01\jre\lib\rt.jar;e:\code\java;.;z:\opensrc\testkit;z:\scslsrc\place;z:\scslsrc\serviceui

  • dot dot dot Chin Loong January 27, 2002 at 11:02 AM (1)
    • Dots Matt Gerrans January 27, 2002 at 3:03 PM (0)

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