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i package my stand alone application as a jar file. But while distributing it, i will provide some resource files outside of the jar file. (like index files directory for Lucene, some xml configuration files that can be changed runtime ) What is the way of accessing outside resources from a jar file? Lets say i have this structure
/myApp /config /indexes /lib /MyApp.jar /Other jars that i use
inside the code, normally i access the resources with this.getClass.getResource(<relative path> ; or this.getClass.getResource(<relative path> .getPath();
But when i pack it with jar, how will i lets say access to /config directory? when i stated the app from myApp/lib/MyApp.jar ? is there a resource finder, that i can use for accessing like "../config" within the code?