I have to port Java applications from Windows to OS X, but I'm pretty new to the MAC world, even to the UNIX world. So I apology if my question is too much trivial.
I've a lot of difficulties to define the classpath under OS X (El Capitan) under which I have installed the last available version of Java 8.
Let me explain first my environment : :
Under my home folder I have defined 2 other sub-folders :
1) /jars which contains multiple jar files (that I' using frequently for different applications)
2) /Cinephil which contains only one jar file : "cinephil.jar". The Toto class is into the "cinephil" package
Now let's see my concern :
I start a Terminal session and type :
java -cp ~/jars/*:~/Cinephil/cinephil.jar cinephil.Toto
In such a case I get a message saying : class Toto not found
Then I entered :
java -cp ~/jars/*:cinephil.jar cinephil.Toto
It works fine.
However if I redo the first try but with a different search order in classpath
java -cp ~/Cinephil/cinephil.jar:~/jars/* cinephil.Toto
The Toto class is well found, but no class belonging to any jar from the Jars folder is found.
It seems to me that defining a second folder in the Classpath (-cp) is merely ignored.
Certainly I'm doing something wrong, but I have not found what yet.
However, I'm wondering whether using twice (or more) the tilde character (~) is allowed ?
Note : Because I'm just in test mode (for moving Java applictions from Windows to MAc) for the moment I don't use the Export command for $CLASSPATH.
I hope my English is not too bad, and thanks a lot in advance for any advice.