jar - The JAR File Tool

This chapter provides notes and tutorials on JAR file tool, 'jar'. Topics include Java Archive (JAR) file forma, 'jar' command options, creating JAR files, managing JAR files with WinZIP, using manifest file, creating executable JAR files.

JAR - Java Archive File Format

jar - JAR File Tool Command and Options

"jar --create" - Creating New JAR File

"jar --list" - Listing Files in JAR File

"jar --extract" - Extracting Files from JAR File

Managing JAR Files with WinZIP

META-INF/MANIFEST.MF - JAR Manifest File

Adding META-INF/MANIFEST.MF to JAR Files

"jar -C" - Changing Input Directory

Using JAR Files in Java Class Paths

"jar --update" - Updating Class Files in JAR

"jar --main-class" - Making JAR File Executable

Creating Module JAR File

"jar --module-version" - Updating Module Version in JAR

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Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Java Tools Terminology

 Java Tools Included in JDK

 javac - The Java Program Compiler

jar - The JAR File Tool

 jlink - The JRE Linker

 jmod - The JMOD File Tool

 jimage - The JIMAGE File Tool

 java - The Java Program Launcher

 jdb - The Java Debugger

 jcmd - The JVM Diagnostic Tool

 jconsole - Java Monitoring and Management Console

 jstat - JVM Statistics Monitoring Tool

 JVM Troubleshooting Tools

 jvisualvm (Java VisualVM) - JVM Visual Tool

 jmc - Java Mission Control

 javap - The Java Class File Disassembler

 keytool - Public Key Certificate Tool

 jarsigner - JAR File Signer

 jshell - Java Language Shell

 native2ascii - Native-to-ASCII Encoding Converter

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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