Re: Convention for location of jar files

Knute Johnson <>
Sat, 07 Feb 2015 09:57:35 -0800
On 02/07/2015 07:09 AM, Noman Shapiro wrote:

Is there a convention, or perhaps conventions, for the location of jar files,
for use by scripts with commands like "java -jar someDirectory/foobar.jar" ?

There is a package convention.

So that would be your directory hierarchy too. I keep them under my
home directory on both Windows and Linux. So on Windows my directory
structure is:

C:\Users\Knute Johnson\com\knutejohnson\customer\packagename\...

on Linux


When I deliver a program to a customer, I can use this same directory
structure or a simpler one where just the end package directory is
created in the customer's home directory. I store all data files in the
same place too.

When you create your program and the manifest file for your program jar
file you can use relative paths to define the location of any library
jar files.

I hope that is the question you wanted answered.


Knute Johnson

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