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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: -M flag for <jar>?
Date Thu, 25 Jan 2001 17:26:55 GMT
Diane Holt <> wrote:

> Are you saying for something to be a .jar file it's required that it
> contain a manifest file (I mean, required by something in the Java
> VM), otherwise, it needs to be a .zip file?

No, err, not really.

If you want to make sure that your archive contains a manifest file,
use <jar>. If you don't need it, use <zip>.

There is nothing that enforces a manifest file AFAIK.


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