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Need help RE: adding manifest file to JAR file

Rob Zidsen

Joined: Jul 07, 2003
Posts: 16
I don't know why, but I can't get my version of the manifest file into the jar file I create. I know I'm putting in the right command, but when I check the manifest file in the JAR archive, it's just the default one supplied by sun.
Is there a way to extract that one and insert my one manifest file?
Andrew Monkhouse
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Joined: Mar 28, 2003
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Hi Rob,
Care to post your command line?
Regards, Andrew

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Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17276

Rob to give you an idea, here is my server jar command that adds my manifest file to it.

as you can see I have my manifest file located in the c:\devexam\manifest\server directory. The "-cvfm" shows that the 'm' means that you are going to tell where the manifest file is.

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amir eshaq

Joined: Jul 31, 2003
Posts: 1
I had the same problem simply because I did not include a new line after the last entry in the manifest file.
e.g. content in the file
Manifest-Version: 1.0
Main-Class: package.classname
<-- make sure you have a new line here...
... otherwise the Main-Class will not be included in the created manifest file in the jar file.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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