Installing Java software development kit
I wasnt sure if this should go into the programming thread, but im sure its more fitting for an installation/newbie question.
Im running mandrake 9.1 (old i know, but for some reason the iso's i downloaded twice wouldnt boot from CD and also failed burning when i used nero 6 from windows. So i gave up after 6 useless disks now sitting around as coasters.
What im questioning is, how do i compile a *.java document after i have created one? I thought i may just be able to go to terminal and type 'javac test.java' (for a file named 'test.java' and that would compile it, or atleast give a failure (for bad coding) but it says that the command is unrecognized. (in the usual non-existant command way)
Im just wondering in that case have i either installed it wrong, or perhaps i should use an actual java compiler? Or perhaps there is another compiler command i should use instead?
Thanks in advance for any help!