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call java program from script?

 
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I am a linux newbie but I want to call java program from a shell script

it is a bash shell and is it also possible to pass variables to the java program when it is called?

thanks
 
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Sure., Just run the program as "java ClassName arg1 arg2 ...", where ClassName is the name of the main class, and arg1, etc, are the command-line arguments to the program. There are, of course, class path issues, etc, but this is the basic idea.
 
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You can also launch a jar file, provided it has a manifest that points to the class where the main method is:


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