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    dangr is offline Member
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    Default java run correctly in the upper directory

    I compile By javac some java sources with this sintax:

    javac -cp .;c:\com
    this source code are in the directory C:\com\a1\

    the compiler makes 2 classes: MenuExample.class and MenuExample$1.class
    now if I run it, in the same directory, with
    java -cp .;c:\com MenuExample
    there is a error messagge:
    java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: MenuExample (wrong name)

    if I go to the upper directory (C:\com) and I entry
    java a1.MenuExample the program run normally.
    I not understand the reason of this behavior.

    Thanks in advance


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    travishein is offline Senior Member
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    this has to do with the file being in the java 'package'

    the javac compiler is more forgiving about where it is invoked on the file system path, as it is reading a .java file and generating a .class file. where as the java VM to run this .class file needs to work from the top level of the class path, which is the folder that contains (in this case) the "com" folder. it is also confusing at first because a java package corresponds to a folder on the file system in the sources.

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