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including jar files in jar files

Paul Keohan
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Joined: Mar 15, 2000
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I want to deploy a jar file. I have included two other jar files in it because they contain code that's needed by my class files. This doesn't seem to work unless I deploy those two jar files separately and stick them in the same directory as my jar file.
Is there a way for the jar file to look at itself for other jar files? I println the classpath when the main method is called and the classpath is the jar files itself - even though I point Class-Path at something else in the manifest.
Paul
Dave Landers
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Joined: Jul 24, 2002
Posts: 401
You can create one jar that contains the contents from all the other jars. But nesting jars within other jars will not work.
Paul Keohan
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Joined: Mar 15, 2000
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Is there a way to do this using the 'jar' command rather than extracting all contents of the jar files first and then adding them to my jar?
Thanks.
Paul
Dirk Schreckmann
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Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
I don't think so.
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4/docs/tooldocs/windows/jar.html


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