How to create a JAR file?

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

You can create a JAR file using the following command.

jar cf jar-file input-file(s)  

You can also create JAR files using IDE’s. To create a JAR file using eclipse follow the procedure given below.

Open the Jar File wizard

The Jar File wizard can be used to export the content of a project into a jar file. To bring up the Jar File wizard −

  • In the Package Explorer select the items that you want to export. If you want to export all the classes and resources in the project just select the project.
  • Click on the File menu and select Export.
  • In the filter text box of the first page of the export wizard type in JAR.

  • Under the Java category select JAR file.
  •  Click on Next.

Using the Jar File wizard

In the JAR File Specification page −

  • Enter the JAR file name and folder.
  • The default is to export only the classes. To export the source code also, click on the Export Java source files and resources checkbox.

  • Click on Next to change the JAR packaging options.
  • Click on Next to change the JAR Manifest specification
  • Click on Finish.

Updated on 24-Feb-2020 09:39:53