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Java JAR applications

Java application programs frequently come with installer and instructions. Occasionally, it may be distributed as a JAR file. JAR stands for Java ARchive and is used for aggregating many files into one.

PC

1. You need to install an application launcher, for example Java 2 Runtime Environment.

2. If you installed Java 2 using the default path (i.e, c:\windows\system or c:\winnt\system32), you can run an application using the following commands in MS-DOS:

java -jar
or
javaw -classpath

Mac OSX

Java 2 is included in Mac OSX. Run a jar application using the following commands in the Terminal window (applications/utilities):

java -jar
or
javaw -classpath