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    I use to be able to compile a txt file that had all my source files listed in it like this:

    occupant.java
    goodguy.java
    morphon.java
    ...

    I can't remember what I typed at the console. It was something like javac @ compile.txt (but not that). Does anyone know how this is done? Thanks.


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    Default Re: compiling from a txt file

    See: javac - Java programming language compiler

    There's a section called Command Line Argument Files and should be what you want (from what I read, you're syntax is very close to being correct, simply remove the space between @ and compile.txt)

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    Default Re: compiling from a txt file

    You should save .txt as .java and then at command prompt
    javac filename.java
    java filename

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    Default Re: compiling from a txt file

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.777 View Post
    You should save .txt as .java and then at command prompt
    javac filename.java
    java filename
    He's looking to create a text-file which has javac compiler settings. This doesn't have to be a .java file (actually, it's a bad idea to name this as a .java file because this doesn't contain any Java source code).

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    Default Re: compiling from a txt file

    Quote Originally Posted by helloworld922 View Post
    See: javac - Java programming language compiler

    There's a section called Command Line Argument Files and should be what you want (from what I read, you're syntax is very close to being correct, simply remove the space between @ and compile.txt)
    Thanks, this worked.

    And sorry for not replying earlier. My computer crashed and I had to reinstall everything.

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