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Referencing resources not on the classpath

 
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Hello all, I am creating a jar file and the classes all reference libraries/resources not on the classpath in addition to the standard java libraries. Is there any way around stuffing one's jar file with all the needed resources referenced by the classes? TIA
 
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Use a property to define a resource directory? Or a command line argument? But if you want an "all-in-one" solution, why remove the resources from the jar? Is it important that the user be able to replace/redefine them?
 
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