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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Finding a JAR archive where a class belongs to

Ever wondered to which JAR archive a specific Java class belongs to? Sometimes you need this information, because your application server throws a ClassNotFoundException. This can be caused by a lib or another framework that instantiates classes dynamically at runtime using a Class.forName call.
The Jarminator is a tool which helps you browsing single or multiple JAR archives and may help you in finding the correct JAR archive which contains the missing class.