javaw.exe : Java Glossary


The javaw.exe command is identical to java.exe, except that with javaw.exe there is no associated console window. This implies you can’t get it to display the version with -version since there is no console to display it on. Use javaw.exe when you don’t want a command prompt window to appear. The javaw.exe launcher will, however, display a dialog box with error information if a launch fails for some reason.

When you assocate *.jar files with either java.exe or javaw.exe you will control whether you can see the console output.

Learning More

Oracle’s JDK Tool Guide to javaw.exe : available:

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