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packaging all packages in an executable jar file

abhishek kunal
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Joined: Jul 27, 2009
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i have a problem...please have a look on my project directory

so very obviously i have 3 packages , components, others and gui, now i want to make an executable jar file, so i run a command from spinner directory

jar -cvfm myexe.jar meta-inf/ components/*.class gui/*.class others/*.class

so , in this way it worked well, but what i want is , i shdnt be specifying all packages...suppose i have 10 packages, so i will need to write all those in command and that i don't want , so is'nt there any wildcard for this? so that all packages are included in jar file automatically...??? in other words i want each and everything in spinner directory to be packaged in jar file without specifying all ....

hope my question is clear...please help!!
Daniel Matthews

Joined: Aug 17, 2009
Posts: 7
Why dont you run the command from the directory above spinner. E.g. jar -cvf myjar.jar spinner/.

Surely if this is your package structure then you would need the spinner directory included anyway. Anyway if not try jar -cvf myjar.jar ./
Balu Sadhasivam
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Joined: Jan 01, 2009
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*/*.class would work , but for each recursive directories , you need to add */*/*.class depending on... If your OS is unix , then there are other options.
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