# java


Java ARchive

  • File format based on popular ZIP format
  • the only archive format that is cross-platform
  • the only format that handles audio and image files as well as class files
  • backward-compatible with existing applet code
  • an open standard, fully extendable, and written in java
  • the preferred way to bundle the pieces of a java applet
# Create jar files from source
jar cf myJar.jar myClass.class

sudo update-alternatives --config java
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