posted 1 year ago
How important is it to know how to create a JAR file manually? Using an IDE like Eclipse it's a simple task to create a JAR file with an associated Manifest. However, the Java books I've been referencing so far both describe the manual method. Is manual creation of a JAR something which is still worth knowing or is it enough to understand what's happening, without actually doing it i.e. let your IDE take the load?
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