I have a java program that I would like to be able to run from anywhere on my machine. I would like to run it from my Cygwin command prompt. I've made scripts to call the java program. I added the location of the java program to the classpath, and the scripts work when I run them from the java program's directory. However, when I try to run from any other directory, I get:
This is my script:
#!/bin/sh CWD=`dirname "$0"` java -cp "$CWD/classes;$CWD/lib/AJarFile.jar" commandprogram/CommandProgram
Changing the java line to the following:
java -cp "$CWD/classes;$CWD/classes/commandprogram;$CWD/lib/AJarFile.jar" CommandProgram
produces the same results.
After trying just about everything I could think of, I echoed out the command and saw that there was mixing of Cygwin paths and Windows paths. The solution was to change the script to:
#!/bin/sh CWD=`dirname "$0"` CWD=`cygpath -w "$CWD"` java -cp "$CWD/classes;$CWD/lib/AJarFile.jar" commandprogram/CommandProgram
Then CWD changed to "C:\Program Files\..." instead of "/cygdrive/c/Program\ Files/..."
I had previously encountered this problem and solved it with the
cygpath -w solution, but then changed my script slightly and didn't notice that the path problem came back.
add your directory to classpath example:
java -classpath commandprogram CommandProgram
java -classpath directory_to_program Program