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Thread: Calling all mac users!

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    Default Calling all mac users!

    I am having a problem running a program though the terminal on my new mac, here's the stroy.

    I have been learning to code in java for a couple of months now, but up until recently i was using a PC and also using eclipse to compile and run all of my programs. In an effort to quit relying on an IDE to do my work for me, i figured ditching it for the time being may be helpful to me in the long run as I am a noob to computers as well as programming.

    I downloaded the current version of the JDK and made up a hello world code inside of TextEdit. Named the class HelloWorld and saved it as HelloWorld with the .java extension under my home directory but once i try to compile it inside of the terminal it throws a bunch of errors at me. Now, i know I'm new and all but i absolutely know how to write small programs so i don't think this is a syntax thing, just the format is foreign to me completely. If i can provide any additional information or take a screenshot to help you solve this with me please let me know.

    Thanks!


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    Default Re: Calling all mac users!

    Quote Originally Posted by ///M Dood View Post
    it throws a bunch of errors at me
    Always include the full text of the error messages with your question

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    Default Re: Calling all mac users!

    Hopefully that can be zoomed in a tad

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    Default Re: Calling all mac users!

    Copy and paste the errors into the forum, not an image of them.

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    Default Re: Calling all mac users!

    HelloWorld.java:1: error: illegal character: \92
    {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\cocoartf1187\cocoasubrtf39 0
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:1: error: illegal character: \92
    {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\cocoartf1187\cocoasubrtf39 0
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:1: error: illegal character: \92
    {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\cocoartf1187\cocoasubrtf39 0
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:1: error: illegal character: \92
    {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\cocoartf1187\cocoasubrtf39 0
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:1: error: illegal character: \92
    {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\cocoartf1187\cocoasubrtf39 0
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:2: error: illegal character: \92
    {\fonttbl\f0\fswiss\fcharset0 Helvetica;}
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:2: error: illegal character: \92
    {\fonttbl\f0\fswiss\fcharset0 Helvetica;}
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:2: error: illegal character: \92
    {\fonttbl\f0\fswiss\fcharset0 Helvetica;}
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:2: error: illegal character: \92
    {\fonttbl\f0\fswiss\fcharset0 Helvetica;}
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:2: error: class, interface, or enum expected
    {\fonttbl\f0\fswiss\fcharset0 Helvetica;}
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:3: error: illegal character: \92
    {\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;}
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:3: error: illegal character: \92
    {\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;}
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:3: error: illegal character: \92
    {\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;}
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:3: error: illegal character: \92
    {\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;}
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:3: error: class, interface, or enum expected
    {\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;}
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:3: error: class, interface, or enum expected
    {\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;}
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:4: error: illegal character: \92
    \margl1440\margr1440\vieww12840\viewh13200\viewkin d0
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:4: error: illegal character: \92
    \margl1440\margr1440\vieww12840\viewh13200\viewkin d0
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:4: error: illegal character: \92
    \margl1440\margr1440\vieww12840\viewh13200\viewkin d0
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:4: error: illegal character: \92
    \margl1440\margr1440\vieww12840\viewh13200\viewkin d0
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:4: error: illegal character: \92
    \margl1440\margr1440\vieww12840\viewh13200\viewkin d0
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:5: error: illegal character: \92
    \pard\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5 040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\pardirnatur al
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:5: error: illegal character: \92
    \pard\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5 040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\pardirnatur al
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:5: error: illegal character: \92
    \pard\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5 040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\pardirnatur al
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:5: error: illegal character: \92
    \pard\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5 040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\pardirnatur al
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:5: error: illegal character: \92
    \pard\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5 040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\pardirnatur al
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:5: error: illegal character: \92
    \pard\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5 040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\pardirnatur al
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:5: error: illegal character: \92
    \pard\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5 040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\pardirnatur al
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:5: error: illegal character: \92
    \pard\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5 040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\pardirnatur al
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:5: error: illegal character: \92
    \pard\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5 040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\pardirnatur al
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:5: error: illegal character: \92
    \pard\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5 040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\pardirnatur al
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:5: error: illegal character: \92
    \pard\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5 040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\pardirnatur al
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:5: error: illegal character: \92
    \pard\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5 040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\pardirnatur al
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:5: error: illegal character: \92
    \pard\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5 040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\pardirnatur al
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:5: error: illegal character: \92
    \pard\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5 040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\pardirnatur al
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:7: error: illegal character: \92
    \f0\fs36 \cf0 public class HelloWorld \{\
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:7: error: illegal character: \92
    \f0\fs36 \cf0 public class HelloWorld \{\
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:7: error: illegal character: \92
    \f0\fs36 \cf0 public class HelloWorld \{\
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:7: error: illegal character: \92
    \f0\fs36 \cf0 public class HelloWorld \{\
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:7: error: illegal character: \92
    \f0\fs36 \cf0 public class HelloWorld \{\
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:8: error: illegal character: \92
    public static void main(String args[]) \{\
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:8: error: illegal character: \92
    public static void main(String args[]) \{\
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:9: error: illegal character: \92
    System.out.println("Hello World!");\
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:10: error: illegal character: \92
    \}\
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:10: error: ';' expected
    \}\
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:10: error: illegal character: \92
    \}\
    ^
    HelloWorld.java:11: error: illegal character: \92
    \}}
    ^
    48 errors

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