Get Classpath example

With this example we are going to demonstrate how to get the classpath using the System class. The System class contains several useful class fields and methods. Among the facilities provided by the System class are standard input, standard output, and error output streams, access to externally defined properties and environment variables, a means of loading files and libraries, and a utility method for quickly copying a portion of an array. In short, to get the classpath you should:

  • Use getProperty(String key) API method of System, with the String key of java class path to get the classpath name.

Let’s take a look at the code snippet that follows:

package com.javacodegeeks.snippets.core;

public class JavaClasspath {

    public static void main(String[] args) {




This was an example of how to get the classpath in Java.

Byron Kiourtzoglou

Byron is a master software engineer working in the IT and Telecom domains. He is an applications developer in a wide variety of applications/services. He is currently acting as the team leader and technical architect for a proprietary service creation and integration platform for both the IT and Telecom industries in addition to a in-house big data real-time analytics solution. He is always fascinated by SOA, middleware services and mobile development. Byron is co-founder and Executive Editor at Java Code Geeks.
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