October 19, 2004 11:13 PM
For the last Java lab session, I was stuck on a machine with no Linux or Cygwin. It was running MS Win 2000 and had no IDE for Java. I found the quickest way to edit and run simple java programs was to use the built-in edit.com and a batch file which contains the following commands provided the bin directory containing the java executable is in your PATH environment variable.

javac %1.java
java -cp . %1

If the following lines were saved into j.bat, recompiling and running the java source file hello.java is as simple as executing:

j hello

Note: The DOS shell can take up to 9 arguments from %1 to %9.


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