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Trick not working

Posted by Sachin on December 24, 2001 at 1:47 AM

This is the perfect way to create a jar file, but it is not working with my applet.
If it works only with applications then pl. mention it also.
I think this trick works only with Java Applications with main function.

if U know how to make my applet running without a browser, then pl. mail me back at


> Hi ,

> I am just passing on the steps so that it may be useful:
> Steps for Creating executable Jar Files.

> 1.Create the java Program and compile It.

> 2.Make a manifest file( as follows:

> Main-Class:
> eg:
> ===
> Main-Class: Test

> 3.Make the jar file:

> jar -cfm .jar

> eg:
> ===
> jar -cfm Test.jar Test.class Test1.class

> 4.U have the executable jar file


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