NetRexx User's Guide, version 2.02
Copyright (c) IBM Corporation, 2001. All rights reserved. ©
Draft of 22 May 2001
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This section of the document tells you how to unpack, install, and test the NetRexx translator package. This will install documentation, samples, and executables.

Note that to run any of the samples, or use the NetRexx translator, you must have already installed the Java runtime (and toolkit, if you want to compile NetRexx programs using the default compiler).

The NetRexx samples and translator will run on Java version 1.1.2[1]  or later. Java 1.2 or later is recommended, and is required if you want to use the interpreter feature of the translator. You can test whether Java is installed, and its version, by trying the following command at a command prompt:

  java -version

which should display a response similar to this:

  java version "1.2"

  Classic VM (build JDK-1.2-V, native threads)

For more information on Java installation:
  • For OS/2, AIX, and other IBM operating systems, Java is probably already installed with your operating system. IBM Developer Kits for Java are also available separately for AIX, Linux, AS/400, OS/2, OS/390, VM/ESA, and Windows. See the IBM Centre for Java Technology web page at for details. The full list of downloadable IBM Developer Kits can be found at
  • For other operating systems, see the Sun Microsystems Java web page at – or other suppliers of Java toolkits.

[1] 1.1.2 is required as the classes in the runtime and translator are now compressed, to reduce load time.

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