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How to install JAR file in Ubuntu

📅 2015-Dec-01 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ alacarte, jar ⬩ 📚 Archive

Java programs are commonly distributed online as Jar files. This is a file with a .jar extension.

Running a JAR file is straightforward:

[code lang="text"] $ java -jar foo.jar ```

But what if I want to have this program appear in my Dash, like other programs? Here is how I usually solve this:

Do note that the tilde symbol does not work, you will need to provide the full path.

Tried with: Alacarte 3.10.0 and Ubuntu 14.04