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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Strings and Variables

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Unexpected 'Picked up'-lines on compile and on execute

Hi there,

I just jumped into this introductory course to Java and the very first assignment gave a different output on the Console than in the tutorial video.

On both compiling รกnd on executing the class, I get these errors: Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m
Picked up _JAVA_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m

Can anyone tell me what's wrong? One thing that I spot is that the '=' character is turning red in my workplace / console, while in the video it remains grey. Was this a good syntax at the time of recording the video, but has it become obsolete or anything??

1 Answer

Check the teachers notes on the first video. they appear underneath the video player and address this specifically.

"It's not an error!

Not to worry, the Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m is not an error on your part, we recently just tweaked our setup to have more memory allocated. Don't fret that mine looks different!"


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Sorry about that - and thanks! :-)