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Ananthi Raj

Joined: Jun 05, 2006
Posts: 1
The application that I have calls CMD.EXE and runs a .bat file as a seperate process.Is there a way that I can inclued the .bat file in the one of the jar? can I call it from getRuntime().exec() in my application.

Jeff Osborn

Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 8
My guess is that you would have to extract it out of the jar file and then run cmd.exe on it. You could use the java.util.jar.JarFile to extract the file into a known directory and then build the command line to point to the .bat file in the known directory. It should not be too bad.

Let us know how it goes,


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Jeff Osborn

Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 8
Oh yes, I forgot to add that I�m not a big Web Start guy, so there may be some kind of slick deployment xml way to get Web Start to unpack files out of the jar.

Anyone, anyone....

Baring that, I would go with the above method.

I agree. Here's the link:
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