I must be missing something pretty basic.


I simply want to get started.  I’ve downloaded the executable jar and I’ve started the shell.  I want to run the most basic test in the shell.  First I add my classpath





I then print it to confirm I have it right


print (getClassPath);


Then I want to call a static method in one of my classes and print the string that it returns.




My problem is that this command simply hangs, and if I try entering another semicolon on the next line (maybe it’s waiting for more input I thought…) I get


“Console internal  error: cannot output ...”


Can anyone tell me what I’m missing.  This seemed like a pretty intuitive way of approaching things to me but I get the impression that everyone else got it working just fine with not problem.