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Ok, I have created a simple little GUI project in Eclipse. Now, what I initially did was went into the project settings and added some external jars to the project. But I noticed that Eclipse does not copy the JARS into the project directory. So when I run the JAR utility, the external JARS of course don't end up in the JAR file. So I have to manually copy all the JAR files into the project folder and then run the JAR utility. Is this just how Eclipse works? Or is there a setting somewhere that I can tell eclipse to pull those external JARS either into the project folder, or into the JAR file? Thanks.
What I've been doing, although I would certainly welcome a better way, is to create a folder in the project and then import the required jars into the folder. I then have my build properties point to the jars in the folder instead of on the external file system. If it is something I need for compiling purposes, but something I don't need to include in my jar, then it doesn't get imported into the folder.