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rakesh sugirtharaj
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Hi all,

Can someone explain to me what is a manifest file? What is its use? Please give as much info as possible.

Thanks in advance


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Ulf Dittmer
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A manifest is a specially named file inside of a jar file that carries meta-information about the jar file, e.g. which class has the main method in case of applications, and what classpath to use.

Extensive information is part of the JDK docs.
 
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