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Altering the default header of the Manifest when exporting a runnable jar file in eclipse

Posted on 2013-12-10
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When I create a runnable jar file in Eclipse, the IDE automatically generates a manifest, the first three lines are:

Manifest-Version: 1.0
Class-Path: .
Main-Class: MyMainClass
What I want to do is add a fourth line

Caller-Allowable-Codebase: *
and then have Eclipse add in all the other stuff it does when creating a runnable jar file.

Currently, I have to manually open the jar and insert the line myself. Any way to change a setting in Eclipse to get it to do this automatically?
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The in-built "Export Runnable JAR" option doesn't support any customizations to the MANIFEST.MF file (as far as I know).

You could try using the FatJar plugin, which basically does exactly the same job as the inbuilt exporter but has a few more options...

http://fjep.sourceforge.net/

The tutorial page (from the link above) shows that it has options to merge MANIFEST sections, so you should be able to create a stub manifest file with the options that you need, and have the plugin merge in what it creates in order for it to be runnable.
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by:CEHJ
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You could just add an Ant task to update the manifest only
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by:efamilant
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Fat jar works great.  It's exactly what I needed and it was pretty easy to install.  Thank you.
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No worries, glad I could help! :)
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