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Thread: Jar self delete on exit?

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    Default Jar self delete on exit?

    Hey there, is it possible to have a .jar file delete itself on exit? If so could I please get a code snippet as an example?

    Thanks in advance,

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    Default Re: Jar self delete on exit?

    That's a rather.. odd behavior to want. I can't think of a way to do this in pure Java (the JVM holds the lock on the file until it's completely shut down). This can easily be done with a command script, though.

    What are you using this for? Perhaps there's a different solution here (a program normally shouldn't delete itself on exit).

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