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Sams Teach Yourself Java™ 2 Platform in 21 Days Professional Reference Edition by Rogers Cadenhead, Laura Lemay

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Appendix B. Configuring the Java Development Kit

The Java Development Kit (JDK) is a set of command-line utilities that are used to create, compile, and run Java programs. The JDK requires a command prompt because you run each of its programs by typing in its name along with any arguments that are needed.

Windows 95 and Windows NT Configuration

Windows 95 and Windows NT users can get to a command prompt by using the MS-DOS Prompt command, available as Start, Programs, MS-DOS Prompt from the taskbar.

When you use the MS-DOS Prompt command, a window opens in which you can type commands and use MS-DOS commands to navigate through the folders on your system. The starting folder will be the \WINDOWS folder on your primary hard drive (usually C:\WINDOWS ...

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