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Changing the main class name in Java -- is it possible?
LisaKossiver

In Java there is no way to change the class name or the java file away from Main, and give it a meaningful name?

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Coder100

You can delete the main file and then create a new java file using shell commands: (hit ctrl+shift+s)

but then you will also have to configure the run button: (create a .replit file)

PattanAhmed

@LisaKossiver Hi,
By reading all of these websites, I came to the conclusion that You cannot rename the main file in any of Programming Language.
The sources that I referred were:-
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But

You can create a new file and rename it with your choice...
Unfortunately, you cannot rename the original (main.java) to somewhat other.

If

you wanted to run your second file, then write this code into your main file:-

If

You wanted to rename your file on Desktop then, You can download it as a zip and extract it, and then you can rename it.

That's probably unrelated here :D

Hope this helps

Please mark my answer if this helps

intelligent2010

@PattanAhmed, this helped me!

DynamicSquid

In the console, type rm Main.java, then hit the "new file" button, and rename the file whatever you like. Then create a new file called .replit, and type this:

I don't do java, so that may be wrong

Coder100

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