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    Default Package help for a newbie

    Hey everyone I just started a java programming course and I have no prior programming experience. The course seems to be aimed at people with prior experience in other languages so I'm a bit over my head I think. First obstacle I've hit is packages. I'm a bit confused as to how to save a package in a directory.
    //this is a simple Java application
     
    package examples.basics;
     
    public class FirstApp {
     
    public static void main (String args[]) {
    System.out.println("Your first Java application");
    }
    }
    This is the first bit of coding, I have saved/compiled and ran it without the "package examples.basics;" as instructed in the course ~But once I add the package to it how exactly do I save it in a directory? Does that package line turn all that code into a package of that name? Do I save that as is, compile it and run it under a different name? I know its basic stuff but the directory business has thrown me off and its not gettin through my thick skull. Be very glad if anyone could explain it to me. Sorry if I'm wasting your time by being an idiot lol.


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    Think I have it lol. The course works explanation of how to run it was to type. java examples.basics.FirstAppPackage. I didnt realise it didnt mean for me to type "Package" onto the end of it. Dont know why it added it though. Just to confuse people like me maybe. I thought it was the directory path that was messin it up. Apologies for bothering you guys, and have a fine evening.

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    Default Re: Package help for a newbie

    Hello Skunkle,

    Welcome to the Java Programmming Forums.

    I am glad you have solved your issue.
    It may be worth reading - Lesson: Packages (The Java™ Tutorials > Learning the Java Language)
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    Thanks, I'll use those Tutorials along with the coursework. Might get me through with a bit more understanding.

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