I recently started with java, though I have a fairly long career with programming, so I am more than a hobbyist but less than a java pro.
On a p.c. I added the JDK bin location to the system path variable, with my JDK set up in the fairly conventional location C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_144
After a reboot I then found that from my c:\java\WorkInProgress directory and others under it I could just javac (etc) without pointing at the jdk bin in any other way - in short I was happy that I had understood enough to get it to work
Recently I bought a new laptop and replicated what I had done before, if it works once it should work again, right?!
I can echo path and see my entry, fine.
But, trying to use the basic java commands in my parallel set up c:\java\WorkInProgress directory does not work.
So two questions; one, am I setting the path correctly, is it more fluke that it worked on the original p.c. is there likely another setting that I am missing.
I was originally following; - https://www.javatpoint.com/how-to-set-path-in-java
Which I have found a very good site for basic examples.
I have tried with user variable and system variable.
I have restarted my laptop after changing before retesting.
It is Windows 10 - which I already dislike intensely
I have googled this but no two pieces of advice seem to be the same on this, so if anyone can point me at the definitive correct way to do it I would appreciate it greatly!!