Get classpath Example

With this example we are going to demonstrate how to get the classpath. We are using the System class, that contains several useful class fields and methods. This class cannot be instantiated. In short, to get the classpath using System class you should:

  • Use the getProperty(String key), for the java.class.path key. This method gets the system property indicated by the specified key. If there is no current set of system properties, a set of system properties is first created and initialized.

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

package com.javacodegeeks.snippets.core;

public class getClassPath {

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		// Get class path by using getProperty static method of System class
		String strClassPath = System.getProperty("java.class.path");

		System.out.println("Classpath is " + strClassPath);



Classpath is C:Usersjavacodegeeksworkspacesnippetsbin

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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