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    Default Package does not exist

    Trying to teach myself java.
    And Ive downloaded the selenium java api.
    It comes with these files:

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    I prefer to write my code with terminal on my mac and execute with command line. I havent really started writing code yet because the package cannot be found. Ive tried:

    import selenium.*;
    among other things could anybody help?

    Appreciate it.


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    Default Re: Package does not exist

    If you are getting error messages, please copy the full text and paste it here. Images are hard to read and copy contents from.

    Where is the package you are referring to in the import statement? It needs to be on the classpath so the java compiler can find it.
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    Sorry about that.

    javac Pgrm.java
    Pgrm.java:12: package selenium does not exist
    import selenium.*;
    ^
    1 error

    and the selemium folder is on my Desktop. It contains the selenium source.jar and selenium.jar, also a libs folder.

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    The selenium folder must be on the classpath so the compiler and java programs can find it. That's for class files.
    If the class files are in jar files, the jar files must be on the classpath.
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    Default Re: Package does not exist

    I've found my java class path and it is /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home

    So should I put the jar files and the libs folder in there or the entire folder? and how would i import this?

    Thanks again Norm.

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    The way to set the classpath for a specific project is to use the javac and java commands' -cp option on the commandline. For Windows: (don't know filename separator for Mac)
    javac -cp .;jarfile1.jar;jarfile2.jar Javasource.java
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