What is java Path?

Java Path is an Environment variable of java environment which is needed to locate the JDK binaries necessary to run java code in windows and Linux. Here is the most important thing is Environment Variable;

Environment Variable is a dynamic-named value that can effect running process behavior in computer. For Example any running process can request the system for TEMP Environment to store the temporary files, running process can also request for USERPROFILE or Home variable to locate the directories owned by user process.

How to add a path in java

If tools like javac, java are inside the current working directory then there is no need to set path because java source code will also be in JDK/bin folder.

We do have to add path if the java source code is not in JDK/bin folder in order to execute java source file successfully. There are two ways to set java path;

  • Temporary Path
  • Permanent path

Temporary java Path

You need to follow the steps given below in order to add a temporary path of JDK.

  • Open the command prompt or terminal of your system
  • Go to the directory where the JDK/bin folder is saved
  • Copy the path
  • Run the following command in your command prompt or terminal


SET PATH=copied_path.

Example: SET PATH=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_79\bin

Permanent java Path

You need to follow the steps given below in order to add Permanent path of JDK.

  • Go to system settings and click on Advanced System settings
  • When you have opened the advanced system settings click on Environment variable in the tab
  • When you have opened the Environment variables go to a user variable and click on new
  • Add the variable name as ‘Path’.
  • Copy the path of the JDK/bin folder.
  • After adding the path click on OK

Now you have successfully added the java path. The above method of adding java path is for windows.

How to add a path in java in Linux

Run the following command in Linux terminal to find out if the path is correctly added.

% java –version

The above command will show you the version of the java tool if the path were added successfully. If you get an error after running this command the path is not correctly set.

To set the path permanently in Linux run the following commands.

For Bash Shell

Edit the startup file (~/.bashrc).


Export PATH

For C Shell

Edit the startup file (~/.cshrc)

set path = (/usr/local/jdk1.7.0/bin $path)

After that run the command to verify whether the path is added correctly or not

% java –version

How to add file path in java

If the file and source code of java is in the same directory then simply write the name file like;

new File(‘FileName’).

On the other hand, if both are not in same directory then add complete path of the like;

new File(‘./FileName’).

How to add image path in java

You should not load images from the file system but simply bundle it into the app. If you have placed the images inside the app in the package com.bar.resources for example, you simply need to use

InputStream in = getClass().getResourceAsStream(‘/dir1/javacode/resources/foo.png’)

To load the image as an input stream.

If you have placed the images inside the package in your java source code directory then the class loader will load the images automatically while compiling by just copying to the same folder as the generated .class files. But on the other hand, you have to place the images in the package under src/main/resources if you are using Gradle/Maven project.

Do I need to add Java to path?

If the Java source file is inside the jdk/bin folder,path is not required to be set because the tools like javac,java are inside the current folder. But if the java source file is outside the jdk/bin folder,path is required to be set in order to execute java source file.

What is the path to the JDK?

The JDK software is installed on your computer in the default location; for example, at C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1. 6.0_02. You can move the JDK software to another location.

How do I find my Java path?


Open a Command Prompt window (Win⊞ + R, type cmd, hit Enter). Enter the command echo %JAVA_HOME% . This should output the path to your Java installation folder. If it doesn’t, your JAVA_HOME variable was not set correctly.

How can I set Java path permanently in CMD?

How to set Temporary and Permanent Paths in Java?
  1. Open command prompt in Windows.
  2. Copy the path of jdk/bin directory where java located (C:\Program Files\Java\jdk_version\bin)
  3. Write in the command prompt: SET PATH=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk_version\bin and hit enter command.

What is Java command line?

The java commandline argument is an argument i.e. passed at the time of running the java program. The arguments passed from the console can be received in the java program and it can be used as an input. So, it provides a convenient way to check the behavior of the program for the different values.

How do I set the path in command prompt?

  1. In Search, search for and then select: System (Control Panel)
  2. Click the Advanced system settings link.
  3. Click Environment Variables.
  4. In the Edit System Variable (or New System Variable) window, specify the value of the PATH environment variable.
  5. Reopen Command prompt window, and run your java code.

How do I add to my path?

Click the “Environment Variables…” button. Under the “System Variables” section (the lower half), find the row with “Path” in the first column, and click edit. The “Edit environment variable” UI will appear. Here, you can click “New” and type in the new path you want to add.

What is path in command prompt?

PATH tells DOS which directories should be searched for external commands after DOS searches your working directory. DOS searches the paths in the order specified in the PATH command. If you enter the PATH command without options , the program will display the currently set path designations.

What are the basic commands in command prompt?

Cmd commands under Windows
cmd command Description
cd change directory
cls clear screen
cmd start command prompt
color change console color
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How do I create a text file list of contents of a directory?

Open a command prompt and then do something like “dir <folder-name> > names. txt” and in Linux something like “ls <folder name> > names. txt”.

The easiest way (and I assume it’s Windows ??) is;

  1. Open a CMD window.
  2. CD to the directory (folder) you want a list of.
  3. Type “dir > textfile. txt” and hit enter.

How can I see all drives in CMD?

At the “DISKPART>” prompt, type list disk and hit enter. This will list all of the available storage drives (including hard drives, USB storage, SD cards, etc.) that your PC can currently detect.

What are the Diskpart commands?

Command Description
create Creates a partition on a disk, a volume on one or more disks, or a virtual hard disk (VHD).
delete Deletes a partition or a volume.
detach vdisk Stops the selected virtual hard disk (VHD) from appearing as a local hard disk drive on the host computer.
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How do I find my drive?

How do I access my e drive?

If all goes well, you should be able to open the E drive or any other drive on your Windows computer using the File Explorer. Click the “File Explorer” link on the Windows taskbar at the bottom of your screen or within the Start Menu. If you see a link called “This PC” on the left side of the screen, click it.

How do I increase my personal drive?

How to Increase Personal Drive
  1. First, look at your personal habits. Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising regularly?
  2. Next, take a look at your work habits.
  3. Consider your level of commitment.
  4. Consider your strengths, and those activities that give you energy.

How do I find out the rpm of my hard drive?

Method #1: Use Google Search to Find HDD Specs
  1. Click on the Cortana search box, type “msinfo32” into the Search bar, and press Enter.
  2. The System Information window will open, left-click on Components to expand the list, then select Storage > Disks.