Re: Help wiith input/output of jar

"John B. Matthews" <nospam@nospam.invalid>
Thu, 06 Aug 2009 16:49:37 -0400
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 bH <> wrote:

I want to make a program into a jar that makes the input and output
visible when executing the jar. I have Windows XP. I have a program
that runs successfully,but not in the jar form, using these lines of
BufferedReader userIn = new BufferedReader(
       new InputStreamReader(;
      out = new PrintWriter(theSocket.getOutputStream());
      System.out.println("Connected to echo server");
When I use the jar form, execute it, the page on which to write the
input and output are not visible. Requesting advice, please.

Maybe you can use something like this. I haven't tried it on Windows,
but I'd appreciate hearing your results. I think XP has a telnet client,
but PuTTY should work, too:

package net;

import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import java.util.Scanner;
import javax.swing.*;

public class EchoServer implements ActionListener, Runnable {

    private static final int PORT = 12000;
    private final JTextField tf = new JTextField(25);;
    private final JTextArea ta = new JTextArea(15, 25);;
    private final JButton send = new JButton("Send");
    private volatile PrintWriter out;
    private Scanner in;
    private Thread listener;

    public EchoServer() {
        JFrame f = new JFrame("Echo Server");
        f.add(tf, BorderLayout.NORTH);
        f.add(new JScrollPane(ta), BorderLayout.CENTER);
        f.add(send, BorderLayout.SOUTH);
        f.setLocation(300, 300);
        display("Please telnet to port " + PORT);
        listener = new Thread(this, "Listener");

    public void start() {

    public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent ae) {
        String s = tf.getText();
        if (out != null) out.println(s);

    public void run() {
        try {
            ServerSocket ss = new ServerSocket(PORT);
            Socket socket = ss.accept();
            in = new Scanner(socket.getInputStream());
            out = new PrintWriter(socket.getOutputStream(), true);
            while (true) {
        } catch (Exception e) {

    private void display(String s) {
        ta.append(s + "\u23CE\n");

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        EventQueue.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
            public void run() {
                new EchoServer().start();

John B. Matthews
trashgod at gmail dot com

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