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following is part of my code for creating JAR File

public class JarFileManager {

public JarFileManager() {
// TODO Auto-generated constructor stub

public static JarOutputStream getJarOutPutStream(String fileLocation){
JarOutputStream jarOutPutStream=null;
jarOutPutStream=new JarOutputStream(new FileOutputStream(fileLocation));
}catch(IOException ioException){
return jarOutPutStream;

public static void createJarFile()throws Exception{
String directoryLocation="/home/g.pol/projects/practice/binaryTransfer/classes";
String outFileLocation="/home/g.pol/Desktop/Out.jar";
JarOutputStream jarOutPutStream=getJarOutPutStream(outFileLocation);

FileInputStream in = new FileInputStream(directoryLocation);

* @param args
public static void main(String[] args)throws Exception {


initially i was just thinking that if we provide directory location then java code will create jar with all the folders beloow that directory

but i got following exception i know this is not correct way to create FileInputStream for directory
bu how should i create jar which contains my packages
Exception in thread "main" java.io.FileNotFoundException: /home/g.pol/projects/practice/binaryTransfer/classes (Is a directory)
at java.io.FileInputStream.open(Native Method)
at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:106)
at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:66)
at JarFileManager.createJarFile(JarFileManager.java:42)
at JarFileManager.main(JarFileManager.java:49)

my question is that how to create jar file if i know that at

i have all my .class files in package struture
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