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Exporting your Java project to a jar file in two clicks using Fat-jar plugin

Posted in eclipse, Java with tags , , , , , on July 29, 2008 by vinaychilakamarri

Sick and tired of writing manifest files and arranging jar files and class files, I searched to see if I can find some click-click-click eclipse feature that will do this job for me. And the answer came in after a brief googling: The fat-jar plugin. Installing this plugin’s zip is easy. Extract the zip to some place and copy the folder under ‘plugins’ to the actual eclipse plugins directory. Restart the eclipse and you should see a ‘Build Fat jar’ with a green cross when you right click on your project. Here is the tutorial on how to build the jar file after you are done with the plaugin installation:

http://fjep.sourceforge.net/fjeptutorial.html

Happy jar building!

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