View Full Version : how to set gedit for compiling and running java programs

August 3rd, 2009, 02:13 PM
hi, i m newbie here....and i m using ubuntu 9.04. can anyone tell me tht how can i set gedit for compiling and running java programs....i have some threads but not anyone working for me....i very begginner here so plz tell me step by step info to set gedit for compiling and running java programs

thnx in advance...

August 3rd, 2009, 02:36 PM
Just run a separate terminal or you'll loose some precious lines of view!

August 3rd, 2009, 02:37 PM
Do you have the JDK installed? To compile/run a Java program from the command line, this is the process you take. Note - this is done from a terminal.

cd path/to/java/source
javac MyProgram.java
java MyProgram
javac (the compiler) takes optional arguments (http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/tooldocs/windows/javac.html) and must be in your $PATH to work. If you aren't sure if your $PATH variable is set correctly, go to a terminal and type 'echo $PATH' and post the output here.

August 3rd, 2009, 03:01 PM
yeah i hve installed jdk. and from terminal i can compile and run the java programs...

but i want to do it with from gedit as i post......how to set gedit for compiling and running java programs

August 3rd, 2009, 03:04 PM

August 4th, 2009, 01:15 AM
I can't say about the compiling part, but I'd really like to know why they cannot be ran on my computer.

August 4th, 2009, 01:38 AM
You can use a gedit plugin called "External Tools" to run any external command. To turn "External Tools" on, open gedit and go to Edit and Select Preferences. Go to the Plugins tab and check the box next to External Tools and then close the window. Now, you can go to Tools in gedit and select External Tools.... From there, you can see a few pre-made commands (there is one that runs the command "make" in the working directory), and you can also make your own. I don't know too much on how to make it do exactly what you want it to do as efficiently as possible (it looks like you just enter in shell commands as you would in a shell script), but a bit of research/googling should elucidate all the basics.

August 5th, 2009, 01:43 PM
i use gedit plugin named "external tools" for compiling and running java programs.....

i see somewhere else how to make a new tool to compile and run java programs...

i put these commnads in new tool..

echo "Failed to compile"

but when i run this tool...it couldn't find javac...

it says tht javac could not found....how can i fix it??????????

August 5th, 2009, 02:25 PM
I've never used java, so do you have to do something special in order to compile with javac, such as setting environment variables like PATH?

Could you post the output of,

locate javac


echo $PATH