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I created a JAR file like this:

jar cf Predit.jar *.*

I ran this JAR file by double clicking on it (it didn't work). So I ran it from the DOS prompt like this:

java -jar Predit.jar

It raised "Failed to load main class" exceptions. So I extracted this JAR file:

jar -xf Predit.jar

and I ran the class file:

java Predit

It worked well. I do not know why the JAR file did not work. Please tell me the steps to run the JAR file

Best Answer:

Eclipse Runnable JAR File

Create a Java Project – RunnableJAR

  • If any jar files are used then add them to project build path.
  • Select the class having main() while creating Runnable Jar file.enter image description here

Main Class

public class RunnableMainClass {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws InterruptedException {
        System.out.println("Name : "+args[0]);
        System.out.println(" ID  : "+args[1]);

Run Jar file using java program (cmd) by supplying arguments and get the output and display in eclipse console.

public class RunJar { 
    static StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
        String jarfile = "D:JarLocationmyRunnable.jar";
        String name = "Yash";
        String id = "777";
        try { // jarname arguments has to be saperated by spaces
            Process process = Runtime.getRuntime().exec("cmd.exe start /C java -jar "+jarfile+" "+name+" "+id);
                    //.exec("cmd.exe /C start dir java -jar "+jarfile+" "+name+" "+id+" dir");
            BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(process.getInputStream ()));
            String line = null;
            while ((line = br.readLine()) != null){
            System.out.println("Console OUTPUT : n"+sb.toString());
        }catch (Exception e){

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