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Thread: Download a JAR from URL

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    Default Download a JAR from URL

    I am writing a simple system to auto-update my program and I need to be able to download jar files from a URL.

    I'm not sure I quite understand the JarURLConnection/Jar-streams in the docs. Could someone give me some example code on how to do this?

    Also, how do you run them? Desktop.getDesktop.open(jar) ?

    P.S: Before anyone suggests it, yes I know about JWS. No I don't want to use it with this program


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    Default Re: Download a JAR from URL

    Do you want to download the jar file as a file or do you want to read the contents of the jar file?

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    Default Re: Download a JAR from URL

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Do you want to download the jar file as a file or do you want to read the contents of the jar file?
    Just download it as a file. I think I'm okay now. I was under the impression that it required special treatment but I had just missed a variable statement in my downloading code.

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