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From Peter Donald <>
Subject RE: Stupid Windows question
Date Tue, 02 Jan 2001 21:46:11 GMT
At 11:00  2/1/01 -0700, James Bucanek wrote:
>At 9:33 AM -0800 1/2/01, Joe McGlynn wrote:
>>Define an environment variable with the fully-qualified, full name of each
>>.jar, and the root directory of any tree containing un-jared classes.  Like
>>If you have foo.jar in C:\myjars,
>>and "loose" .class files in d:\mystuff\com\joe\util that are part a package
>>then define a classpath as such:
>>set classpath=c:\myjars\foo.jar;d:\mystuff
>Besides the fact the I've yet to get this to work, wasn't Java 
>1.2/1.3 supposed to eliminate all of this classpath nonsense for 
>library classes & jars?  At least is does for other platforms.  Why 
>doesn't Win Java find them in the lib or lib/ext directories?

type java -version and check which java you are running - quite often you
will be running the one in /windows/system (ie microsoft one) which is an



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