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What is a "jar" file?


Simply, JAR stands for Java ARchive. It's like a ZIP (Windows) or TAR (Unix/Linux) file with multiple other files contained within it. So, in the case of the *.jar files--what you're compressing are classes that your application/framework needs.

...now...that was the very short version... if you're looking for a much richer explanation...
jump over to Behrouz Fallahi's page... (http://www.devx.com/tips/Tip/13397)  
Sunday, January 27, 2008 5:17 PM

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