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Old 01-07-2003, 11:19 AM   #1
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I must install a .jar file and I don't know how to do it :|


the title is explicit enough I guess
I use redhat 8.0

any help very appreciated
 
Old 01-07-2003, 11:23 AM   #2
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if you have a jre installed it should be java -jar<filename.jar>
 
Old 01-07-2003, 02:36 PM   #3
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ok then what is a jre? and what is the best I could get? (I don't have one 'cause I already tried this when I search over linuxquestions.org)
 
Old 01-07-2003, 02:47 PM   #4
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http://java.sun.com

your title really *isn't* explicit enough, as you don't "install" jar files in the first place... always good to expand as much as possible
 
Old 01-08-2003, 08:25 AM   #5
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Is it a "standard extension"? If so, you need to put it in /usr/java/j2re<version>/lib/ext where <version> is your jre version.
 
Old 01-08-2003, 08:49 AM   #6
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A ".jar" is a Java archive, from which Java will simply extract what it needs. It is the same type of file as the Java world uses in the Windoze environment, and so for consistency's sake, within the code of the Java executable, the file has a ".jar" incorporated in the file name. Linux, of course, does not require the use of filename extensions in order to understand what it needs to do. The Linux filesystems provide a much better way through the use of an extensive meta-data structure in the filesystem definition.
 
Old 10-28-2008, 05:46 AM   #7
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A ".jar" is a Java archive, from which Java will simply extract what it needs. It is the same type of file as the Java world uses in the Windoze environment, and so for consistency's sake, within the code of the Java executable, the file has a ".jar" incorporated in the file name. Linux, of course, does not require the use of filename extensions in order to understand what it needs to do. The Linux filesystems provide a much better way through the use of an extensive meta-data structure in the filesystem definition.
well i used a program called IZARC it extracts .jar files and it works
 
  


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