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Jim Carr22,635 Points
Deploying Java programs
Is there a course or can you cover the deployment of a Java program? Craig Dennis did an awesome job introducing a Java IDE but I am having trouble finding what to do with the program once it is written. Thank you.
If you are using an IDE, you should have the option to export the program as a runnable JAR file ("Java Archive").
If you are using the command line, there are a few more steps: 1) Open Command Line 2) Navigate to the folder containing the compiled java code for your program. Note: it will contain .class files. 3) type: jar cvfe MyJarName.jar MyMainClass .class -MyJarName will be the name of the .JAR file -MyMainClass is the name of the Class with your main method. -.class selects all .class files in the current directory 4) You should now have an executable JAR file in that same directory.