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Hi
I have created a series of java applications, that reside in my account
on a Solaris box. The problem is that, other people would like to
use these applications as well. Now is there a way to create an executable for them such that
instead of the users (who have no java experience) having
to
$java foo.class
simply copy an executable across
ie to run the program
$foo

Any help would be appreciated
Thanks

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Question by:virtuala
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by:pluim
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Are the other users on the same machine? If so, just create a shellscript that invokes the program:

#!/bin/ksh
# This will run foo.class
CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH:/<path_to_foo>
java foo.class

Put the script in a directory which is in the user's path (e.g. /usr/local/bin), or have them copy it to their working directory.

If it has to be on a different machine... that's more tricky. If they are familiar with tar (unlikely), write a shellscript similar to the one above and distribute it with the class file, all in one tar file.

I think you're making life very difficult for yourself though. If a user can type 'foo', they can certainly type 'java foo.class'. Documentation is a wonderful thing, you can't solve everything by code (although I've tried!).

pluim.



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by:ganeshtnr
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Hi !
 You can very well write a shell Script for that.  I am typing out a sample.  Just check whether it meets your requirement.
-----cut here----
!#/bin/sh
echo " About to Run $1 class file..."
java $1
-----cut here----
Usage:  if the name of this is say foo, then
$ foo Ganesh
will run the Ganesh class.  Hope this helps!!

Don't forget to do "chmod 700 foo".

Bye
Ganesh
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by:diakov
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you can also make an applet and put it on your web page. this way everybpdy can enjoy it.

Nik
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azawawi earned 50 total points
ID: 2678009
if you want executables, use The GNU Compiler for the Java  Programming Language found @ http://sourceware.cygnus.com/java/

also it will be faster if performance is an issue...




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