Get Class Path

In this example we shall show you how to get the Class Path. We are using the RuntimeMXBean, that is the management interface for the runtime system of the Java virtual machine. To get the Class Path with the the RuntimeMXBean one should perform the following steps:

  • Get the JVM’s thread system bean, that is the RuntimeMXBean, using the getRuntimeMXBean() API method of ManagementFactory.
  • Use the getClassPath() API method of RuntimeMXBean. This method returns the Java class path that is used by the system class loader to search for class files,

as described in the code snippet below.

package com.javacodegeeks.snippets.core;

public class GetClassPath {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		RuntimeMXBean bean = ManagementFactory.getRuntimeMXBean();

		System.out.println("Class path = " + bean.getClassPath());


Class path = C:UsersjavacodegeeksworkspaceEclipseSnippetsbin

This was an example of how to get the Class Path 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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