How to set Temporary and Permanent Paths in Java

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.
There are two ways to set java path:

  1. Temporary
  2. Permanent
  1. Setting Temporary Java Path:
  2. To set temporary java path:

    • Open command prompt
    • Copy the path of jdk/bin directory
    • Write in command prompt:SET PATH=copied_path

    For example:



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

  3. Setting Permanent Java Path:
  4. To set permanent java path:

    1. Go to MyPC properties
    2. Click on Advanced system settings
    3. Click on Environment Variables
    4. Click on New tab of User variables
    5. Assign value Gfg_path to Variable name:
    6. Copy the path of bin folder
    7. Paste path of bin folder in Variable value:
    8. Click on OK button
    9. Click on OK button
    10. In this way Temporary and Permanent Path for Java can be set in Windows.


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