Make Executable JAR File

Make Executable JAR File

If you have written java program and want to make executable jar file out of it. I will show you how to create executable jar using Eclipse and using command prompt.

Using Eclipse: Create java project in eclipse below is sample where we will create class “ExecutableJar.java” which will be our main entry point through executable jar file:

Make Executable JAR File

  • ExecutableJar.java:

  • To create executable jar: Right click project –> Export –> Java –> Runnable JAR File –> Next:

Make Executable JAR File

  • Choose ExecutableJar.java to launch configuration and export destination then click finish:

Make Executable JAR File

  • Now you will see Executable.jar got created. To test go to command prompt and use command: “java -jar jarFileName”

Make Executable JAR File

  • Create JAR from command prompt: Create Manifest.mf file put inside src/main/java folder and include below:

  • Go to command prompt go to the folder you have kept all class file and mainifest file (Note: Manifest.mf file should be in same folder) and execute below command:

“jar cfm Executable.jar Manifest.mf *.class”

  • For more information please visit oracle documentation here

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