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Heather Alioto
Heather Alioto
150 Points

I have weird information in my console - "Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m

When I watch in the screen, the instruction doesn't get these weird statements: "Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -XMS 128m" as words. But that is what I get.

How do you take/add screen shots of what you're seeing?

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adrian miranda
adrian miranda
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On Treehouse, you will normally get two messages along the lines of "Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -XMS 128m", these can be ignored. It is just telling you that java is getting a setting. (Tree house undoubtedly set it up that way. That particular message is where they are setting the initial size of the heap. Like I said, you can ignore it.)

As to why Craig doesn't get that on his screen, I can only assume they changed the Treehouse workspace environment after he recorded the course.

When you run the compiler (javac filename.java), those are normally the only messages you will get, unless you have an error. When you actually run your program, if you don't see anything else besides those messages, then your program isn't outputting anything.