I've been reading herbert schildts "java for beginners" and it says in order to compile raw code, i should open javac.exe, and type in x command.
however when i load javac, it appears, loads up the help console, but disappears before i can do anything. i've tried running it as an administrator, i've tried turning my antivirus software off, but nothing makes a difference.
Up to now i've been using the netbeans IDE to do all of my coding, but i wanted to learn how to code from absolute scratch.
Any help would be much appreciated.