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This page is very much a work in progress. It was substantially revised 2009-03-09. It was revised again 2012-01-28.
.jar file is
a Java Archive
file (like a
.tar file is
a tape archive
file). That is, a
.jar file enables you to bundle
multiple files into a single archive file. Typically a JAR file
contains the class files and auxiliary resources associated with
applets and applications [*].
.jar files can be created with the command-line utility
which is described in the links below. A very typical command line
would look something like (assuming
lab4 is directory
cd ../.. ; jar cf my-proj.jar ./cpsc101/lab4
This would create a
my-proj.jar that contains all of the files in
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