Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 4:54 pm Post subject: Jarmaker -- create jar archives with ease
i find the jar utility that sun provides not so userfriendly to use. so i wrote up a perl script that eases jar archive creation.
i compiled the script for the windows platform, so eveyone can use it, whether u have a perl intepreter or not:
how to use it:
# all ur java packages are in a directory structure on the filesystem (this is always the case, java forces u to do this)
# so if u are to create a jar archive of a perticular package, drop the package folder and the MANIFEST file on the jarmaker.exe (both, together)
# your jar file will be created in the base directory (the parent directory of ur package folder and ur manifest file)
# this assumes that ur package directory and ur MANIFEST file are in the same directory.
# wintel computer
# the env PATH variable includes the jar.exe utility