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From Gordon Tyler <>
Subject Re: [OT] getting name of launch jar
Date Thu, 05 Dec 2002 22:54:55 GMT
Dominique Devienne wrote:
> Which kind of breaks down if the class is not loaded from the System class
> loader, but a child loader of it (or a child loader of a parent of the
> system loader), and if the class is loaded from a classes/ directory.

Indeed. That wasn't an issue for our particular case. The following may 
work for those situations:

String className = MyClass.class.getName();
URL myClassUrl = MyClass.class.getResource("/" + className.replace('.', 
'/') + ".class");
URL jarUrl = 

I think.

> Nevertheless, I don't think
> it's the recommended way to do it. --DD

Why not? What recommends the getProtectionDomain method over this one?


Gordon Tyler
Software Developer, R&D
Sitraka (now part of Quest Software)
"Performance is Mission Critical"

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