No, it's not a global, monolithic repository (like the Windows registry).
It's more like "app.config" files in .Net (or, deja vu all over again) like .ini files in a local install directory.
The Java "properties" API simply reads "name=value" pairs from a text file. These pairs can also be set using "-D" from the Java command line.
You can find many (but certainly not all!) predefined system properties in your %JAVA_HOME%\lib folder.
'Hope that helps .. PSM
Last edited by paulsm4; 03-28-2011 at 01:32 PM.