Jreepad - Using the .JAR file
If you've never used a Java .JAR file before, here's what to do:
- On some systems (not many!) you can double-click the file and it'll run just like a program.
- On other systems (e.g. Linux) you may need to run it from the command line - for example:
java -jar Jreepad-1.0.jar
The "-jar" option tells Java that it's dealing with a JAR file, which is a zipped-up collection of Java classes and other resources.
- First, check that you have Java 1.4 or later, because it won't run otherwise.
- Some people don't have the path to Java set correctly:
- Explicitly set your path before typing the java command. Try something like
(this syntax works on Redhat Linux)
- Or, call java with the full path.
/usr/java/j2re1.4.1/bin/java -jar Jreepad-1.0.jar
The Jreepad project was started by Dan Stowell.
This page last updated
25 July, 2004.