> You can follow the following steps to compile and run your java program. > 1. Suppose c:\myjava is the directory where you store all your > java files. So if you have a java program "Hello.java" then its > path should be c:\myjava\Hello.java . > 2. Set the PATH ( I am saying PATH not the ClassPath ) environment > variable to your "java home/bin" i.e. your PATH setting should > look like PATH = %PATH%; c:\jdk1.3\bin; > 3. On DOS prompt when you try to compile or run java program then change > your directory to "C:\myjava" i.e. your C: prompt will look like > C:\myjava> > 4. First compile your .java file like > C:\myjava>javac Hello.java > 5. To run it > C:\myjava>java Hello > If you follow above steps to compile and run java > programs you don't need to set or pass ( using -cp switch ) any CLASSPATH while compiling your java programs.