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META-INF Directory

Arjun Reddy
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Hi all,

What is the usage of this directory? It has a file called MANIFEST.INF. From what I read online, it says that this file has information on classes in the jar files. But what kinda information is it?

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Vinod K Singh
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http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/deployment/jar/manifestindex.html


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Vinod K Singh
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It contains meta information about the library e.g. when you sign a jar it will have integrity details of each and every file inside the jar that way it can be verified.
 
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