Ok, got it. I copied and pasted from Gary's post. But when I compiled...

testjava.java:18: cannot find symbol
symbol : class StringÕþ
location: class testjava
public static void main (StringÕþ argv) {
1 error

Sorry to bug you guys with this beginner's stuff. I'm assuming those are square brackets, [ ], after String, right? It looked ok (i.e. like square brackets) in edtf (ccsid 437), but just in case, I changed the file's ccsid to 1252 (not sure how it got to be 437) and then it looked like the above. I re-keyed it as [ ] and tried compiling again. Now it says

testjava.java:18: illegal character: \168
public static void main (String[] argv) {
testjava.java:40: ')' expected
2 errors

which now looks right, but it's still complaining.

Peter Dow*/
Dow Software Services, Inc.
909 793-9050
pdow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:pdow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> /

On 7/18/2011 6:32 PM, Gary L Peskin wrote:
The main method has to accept an array of Strings, even if you're not
actually passing anything in. You need to have:

public static void main(String[] argv)

You don't need to name the variable argv -- you can name it whatever you


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Subject: NoSuchMethodError because of signature?

Moving right along with my testjava.java program, I got it compiled, and
when I attempt to run it with

qsh cmd('java /home/pdow/testjava.class')

I get the following error:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoSuchMethodError:

qsh cmd('javap -s -public -classpath $CLASSPATH


Compiled from "testjava.java"
public class testjava extends java.lang.Object{ public testjava();
Signature: ()V
public static void main();
Signature: ()V

What's going on? Why does the error seem to indicate I should be passing
it a string?

Peter Dow*/
Dow Software Services, Inc.
909 793-9050
pdow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:pdow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> /

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