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how to make executable jar for this progam for the below class.

jar cfm app.jar manifest.txt *.class
java.io.FileNotFoundException: manifest.txt (The system cannot find the file specified)
        at java.io.FileInputStream.open(Native Method)
        at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:106)
        at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:66)
        at sun.tools.jar.Main.run(Main.java:150)
        at sun.tools.jar.Main.main(Main.java:1149)

public static void main(String[] args) {
		PasswordEncryption enc = new PasswordEncryption();
	 
	      System.out.print("Enter your password to be encrpyted: ");

	      //  open up standard input
	      BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));

	      String encrptPass = null;
	      String input = null;

	      try {
	    	   input = br.readLine();
	           encrptPass =enc.encode(input);
	      } catch (IOException ioe) {
	         System.out.println("IO error trying to read your password!");
	         System.exit(1);
	      }
	
	   }

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Question by:chaitu chaitu
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yats earned 1020 total points
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you are missing the below step:
C:\mywork> echo Main-Class: DanceStudio >manifest.txt
C:\mywork> jar cvfm DanceStudio.jar manifest.txt *.class

Refer the below tutorial:
http://www.skylit.com/javamethods/faqs/createjar.html
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by:chaitu chaitu
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D:\Work>echo Main-Class: PasswordEncryption >manifest.txt

D:\Work>jar cvfm app.jar manifest.txt *
added manifest
adding: com/(in = 0) (out= 0)(stored 0%)
adding: com/util/PasswordEncryption.class(in = 2257) (out= 1206)(d
adding: manifest.txt(in = 33) (out= 33)(deflated 0%)

D:\Work>execute.bat

D:\Work>java -jar app.jar
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: PasswordEncryption
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: PasswordEncryption
        at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source)
        at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
        at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
        at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
Could not find the main class: PasswordEncryption . Program will exit.

D:\Work>

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by:chaitu chaitu
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when i run

D:\Work>app.jar

Could not find Main class..
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by:krakatoa
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You've got to remember the carriage return too,which must always go after the last line in any manifest.
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by:krakatoa
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BTW chiatuu - how impecunious are you in reality? How do you arrive at 340 points for this question, when you have unlimited tokens in the bank this month? :/\
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