Thanks to user phew for the help/ideas.
I missed the obvious command line instructions on Xerial’s site for the Sample program. To get the program to run from the command line, I had to copy the JAR file into the same folder as the .CLASS file. Then run the following command:
java -classpath ".:sqlite-jdbc-(VERSION).jar" Sample
Inside the quotation marks are multiple paths, separated thru a colon (
:) under Unix and a semicolon (
;) under Windows. The dot as one of the paths is important – only naming the JAR file alone is not enough. A full call on Windows would be:
"%JAVA_HOME%\bin\java.exe" -cp "sqlite-jdbc-(VERSION).jar;." Sample
Note the semicolon instead of the colon. The order of the paths do not really matter, and
-cp does the same as
-classpath, just shorter.