.bash_profile script

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Tue Jun 6 22:50:53 MDT 2006


Yeah sorry, my humor seems to be coming off poorly today.

On 6/6/06, Ross Werner <ross at indessed.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jun 2006, Michael Torrie wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-06-06 at 21:19 -0600, Russel Caldwell wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> Can somebody give me a shell script that will load multiple jar files into
> >> the CLASSPATH variable?
> >
> > This code puts all jar files in the current directory into the class
> > path.  This does not take into account the fact that CP will have a
> > leading ':'.  If you implement a simple flag variable you can eliminate
> > that.  I'll leave that as an exercise for the reader.  In fact this
> > whole question should have been an exercise for the reader.  It should
> > be trivial to have it use only a specific set of jar files.
>
> Also note that if you're just trying to get all the jar files in a given
> directory into your classpath, there's an easier way:
>
> java -Djava.ext.dirs=/path/to/directory MyClass
>
> All the jars in /path/to/directory will automatically be picked up by
> Java. (See http://www.yoda.arachsys.com/java/extensions.html for example.)
>
>         ~ Ross
>
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