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How to create Java Executable JAR with JAR dependencies 

The following video shows creating an executable JAR file with other JAR dependencies.

  1. Create a simple standalone java application, for instance a simple Swing UI application with two dependent libraries (commons-lang3-3.0.1.jar and commons-io-2.1.jar).
  2. Compile and run the application for sanity.
  3. Create a manifest file with Main-Class and Class-Path attributes. The library path is relative to the JAR root directory.
  4. Ensure to enter a new line at the end of manifest file. Otherwise some systems may throw failed to load Main-Class error.
  5. Execute JAR command from the console (Ensure to include JDK_HOME\bin in Path environment variable).
  6. Run the executable JAR from the console and "Open with" windows dialog.


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