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how to jar?

 
K Lynne
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I have written quite a few simple apps and applets but haven't been exposed to jars much. How does the jar tool work and what exactly does it accomplish for me (why would I want to bother using it?) I understand that it does some packaging and compression, but does it (or could it) eliminate the need for an unknown enduser to have the JDK installed?
 
leo donahue
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I understand that it does some packaging and compression, but does it (or could it) eliminate the need for an unknown enduser to have the JDK installed?[/QB]

Hi K,
The end user doesn't need to have the JDK installed, but they would need an appropriate JRE (Java Runtime Environment - the thingy that understands the java bytecode)
Try this page for an explanation of what you can do with the jar command.
 
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