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    Default Help an absolute beginner for free...

    As you can see in the title I am absolutely hilarious ;)

    However, I need help. First when I use the javav command (in a Terminal, not Java) to decompile a class file it says it can't find the file. But this isn't a big deal for me since there is a simple app for mac called JD-GUI to do that for you. But when I try to use the javac command to compile a .java file (that came from a fully-working class file) it get error messages telling me it can't find some symbols. I get these errors no matter the java file. With some javas I get the error that the file couldn't even be found.

    I'm sure this is a pathetic problem with a pathetically easy solution but yeah, I still need help with it.
    Now you might be wondering "how is this incompetent moron going to develop anything in Java". Well you're right, I probably can't do that but I can still edit pre-made scripts to my liking.

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    If you want help, you're going to have to provide us with the code you're trying to compile- the smaller, the better. Preferably an SSCCE.
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    Sh*t! I'm sorry. I was going to, but I went to the bathroom before I did but when I came back I just posted without writing it. Wait a sec!

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    First error (The other ones are pretty much the same):

    /Users/myname/Desktop/MCM/a.java:33: cannot find symbol
    symbol : class se
    location: class a
    /* */ public void a(se paramse) {
    And this is from the code:
    /* */ public void a(se paramse) {
    /* 33 */ paramse.a(this);
    /* */ }
    Last edited by efth; 05-10-2011 at 08:30 PM.

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    Well... Do you have a class in there called "se"?

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    Yes I do, that is what's so weird.

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    Have you set your classpath when you're compiling?
    The -cp flag for javac?

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