Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Using java.ext.dirs to ease setting classpath

If U are in a hurry to compile code and there is a big list of Jar files to include in the classpath, there U don't have to struggle to include the names of all the jar's in the classpath.

There is a neat trick - use the "java.ext.dirs" JVM param to point to the directory containing the jar files.

java -Djava.ext.dirs=c:\java\axis-1_1\lib -classpath classes MyJavaClass