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rakesh sugirtharaj
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Hi all,

Can someone explain to me what is a manifest file? What is its use? Please give as much info as possible.

Thanks in advance
 
Ulf Dittmer
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A manifest is a specially named file inside of a jar file that carries meta-information about the jar file, e.g. which class has the main method in case of applications, and what classpath to use.

Extensive information is part of the JDK docs.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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