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Lesson 3Working from the command prompt
ObjectiveUse a command prompt window.

Working from Command Prompt

Throughout the course you will be interacting with your operating system from a command prompt window. From this window you will issue commands to navigate your computer's file system and to compile and run Java programs.
It's quite possible that you're already familiar with using a command prompt window. If you're comfortable creating new directories and changing your current directory, you can jump right to the exercise for this lesson; however, if you're new to using a command prompt window you are encouraged to take a look at the following primer.
  1. Using a command prompt window (Windows)
  2. Using a Command Prompt window (Unix)
In the next lesson you will install the Java 2 Software Development Kit.

Exercise


Click the Exercise link below to create a directory for your programs (Windows).
Create Windows Directory - Exercises

Create Unix Directory - Exercise


Click the Exercise link below to create a directory for your programs (Unix).
Create Unix Directory - Exercise