Google gave this link: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_71/cl/crtjvapgm.htm
My 7.3 system doesn't have that command.
When I first started doing Java, I used 'javac' from QSH. To echo what others have said, I'd never do that now. These days I build in Eclipse and then export. Of course that requires some way to get the JAR onto IBMi. You say you can't access the IFS. Do you have iACS or RDi? Is your NetServer running? How about FTP? Do you have QNTC configured?
From: Thomas Burrows [mailto:thomas.burrows.1957@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2018 11:00 AM
To: Java Programming on and around the IBM i <java400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Need help Please !!!!
I do not have access to the IFS since I cannot get the older "I Navigator"
installed or seemingly cannot get the newer ways of accessing the IFS to work. Would LOVE to talk to someone on the phone helping me walk through that process.
But I thought at one time it was possible to put Java programs into a member like a RPG or COBOL program and then compile. Was I wrong on that thought? Everyone - great comments - are saying allot but no one has answered that question.