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Mario Pariña
Mario Pariña
1,026 Points

Kind strange, why cant i compile using javac?

treehouse:~/workspace$ javac Example.java
Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m
Picked up _JAVA_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m
javac: file not found: Example.java
Usage: javac <options> <source files>
use -help for a list of possible options

2 Answers

Hi Mario,

Is your file called Example.java (definitely capitalised?) and is it inside a different folder to the root of the console? If you can share your Workspace I can see what's going on.


Mario Pariña
Mario Pariña
1,026 Points

Hi Steve,

don't know what happened but, its working now :p...

Thanks Steve