Originally posted by Norm Radder:
I don't know that wildcards work. Try it and let us know.
You can since Java 6. See the Understanding class path wildcards section in here
Class path entries can contain the basename wildcard character *, which is considered equivalent to specifying a list of all the files in the directory with the extension .jar or .JAR.
i.e. it is slightly different to a normal wildcard. * actually means all the JAR files in a directory, not all the files in a directory.