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From Alex Blewitt <>
Subject Re: About patches
Date Wed, 27 Aug 2003 07:17:39 GMT
You will note, of course, that the 'mail.jar' in the bug report does 
not have META-INF directories.

To generate a JAR w/o META-INF directories, use the M option:

jar cfM my.jar my/dir/

(Note that it is case sensitive; the 'm' option does something very 


On Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003, at 19:00 Europe/London, Jason Dillon wrote:

>>> This is my personal opinion, but I would prefer patches to be 
>>> submitted relative to the project root.  Looks like most patches 
>>> have been, so no big deal there.  However attachments of new files 
>>> in JAR format are a pain.  ZIP or TAR GZ files would be much easier 
>>> to handle, with files relative to the project root.
>> JAR files /are/ ZIP files. They just use a different extension.
> With annoying META-INF dirs.
> --jason

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