© Kishori Sharan 2019
K. SharanJava 13 Revealedhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5407-3_4

4. Launching Single File Source Code Programs

Kishori Sharan1 
Montgomery, AL, USA
In this chapter, you will learn
  • What the Java launcher is

  • The different modes you can use to run the java command

  • What the source-file mode for the java command is

  • How to run source code written in a single file using the java command

  • How the java command selects the class to run in the source-file mode

  • About the class loading mechanism in the source-file mode

  • How and when to use the --source option with the java command

  • How to create utility programs written in Java on UNIX-like operating systems using a shebang

What Is the Java Launcher?

When you develop a Java application, ...

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