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javaws - Unix, Linux Command


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NAME

javaws - Java Web Start launcher command

SYNOPSIS


javaws [ options ] [ URL ]

PARAMETERS

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options Command-line options. Options many be in any order. For a discussion of the various options, see OPTIONS below.
URL Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the JNLP (Java Network Launching Protocol) file.

DESCRIPTION

The javaws command launches Java Web Start, which is the reference implementation of the Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP). Java Web Start launches java application/applets hosted on a network.

Without any options javaws will launch the Java JNLP Application Manager, from which users can launch applications/applet or configure Java Web Start.

If a URL for a JNLP file is specified, javaws will launch the Java application/applet specified in the JNLP file.

OPTIONS

The javaws launcher has a set of options that are supported in the current release. However, the options may be removed in a future release. All -X options are non-standard and subject to change.

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-offline Runs Java Web Start in offline mode.

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-uninstall URL Removes a specific application/applet from the user’s cache, as indicated by the URL for the JNLP file. Java Web Start will exit after the command has completed.

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-updateVersions Updates the Java Web Start configuration file based on the current machine’s settings. Java Web Start will exit when the command is completed.

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-Xclearcache Clears the user’s cache. Java Web Start will exit after the command has completed.

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-Xnosplash Disables the display of the initial splash screen.

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-import Imports the application specified by the URL into the user’s cache but does not run it..

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-silent When used with the -import option, imports in silent mode; i.e., there will be no UI pop up. The process exit code will be either 0 if successful or 1 if not.

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-codebase URL Replaces the codebase with URL in the jnlp file specified when importing the resources. URL must be a valid URL.

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-system Uses the system cache instead of the user cache.

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-shortcut Allows the creation of shortcuts during silent import.

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-association Allows the creation of associations during silent import.

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-open arguments If specified, replaces the arguments in the jnlp file with -open arguments.

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-print arguments If specified, replaces the arguments in the jnlp file with -print arguments.

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-online Runs in online mode (default behavior).

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-viewer Runs the Java Application Cache Viewer (default if no URL is specified).

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-userConfig property-name Clears the specified deployment property.

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-userConfig property-name property-value Sets the specified deployment property to the specified value.

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-wait If specified, the javaws process will not exit until the application exits.

FILES

For more information about the user and system cache and deployment.properties files, see http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/guide/deployment/deployment-guide/properties.html

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about Java Web Start, see http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/guide/javaws/index.html.

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