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including source in JAR

greg buela
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How do you tell the compiler to include the source files in the destination JAR, along with the bytecode?

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Henry Wong

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The compiler doesn't generate the jar file -- the jar packager does that. And that tool doesn't care what you add to it. If you want the source in the jar file, just add it to the args list of files to be included.


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greg buela
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Thanks, I got it. My IDE was set to exclude .java files when packaging.
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