1. Computing

Creating Your First Java Program

By

6 of 9

Change the Directory
Change the Directory

Microsoft product screen shot(s) reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation.

Next, navigate to where your HelloWorld.java file is saved. As I said earlier, my file has been saved in a directory called "Java" in My Documents. Its location is "C:\Documents and Settings\Paul\My Documents\Java".

To change the directory in the terminal window, type in the command:

cd *directory where HelloWorld.java file is saved*

E.g.,

cd C:\Documents and Settings\Paul\My Documents\Java 

You can tell if you’re at the right directory by looking to the left of the cursor.

  1. About.com
  2. Computing
  3. Java
  4. Getting Started
  5. Change the Directory

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.