tools : Java Glossary

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tools

The various utilities that come with Java. The tools themselves include:

Java Tools
UtilityPurpose
jar.exebundle class file into jars
jarsigner.exedigitally sign jars
java.exeJava run time
javac.exeJava compiler
javadoc.exeJavadoc processor
javah.exeproduce JNI (Java Native Interface) C/C++ headers
javap.exeDisassemble byte code class files
javaws.exeJava Web Start
keytool.exemanipulate certificates
native2ascii.exechange encodings
pack200.execompact jar files

Look for them in

the bin directory :
. They are not part of the JRE (Java Runtime Environment). The classes to support them live in:
tools.jar :

There are not normally accessible on the classpath.

Learning More

Oracle’s JDK Tool Guide to JDK Tools : available:
Oracle’s JDK Tool Guide to JDK Tools Documentation Pack : available:
Oracle’s JDK Tool Guide to jar.exe : available:
Oracle’s JDK Tool Guide to jarsigner.exe : available:
Oracle’s JDK Tool Guide to java.exe : available:
Oracle’s JDK Tool Guide to javac.exe : available:
Oracle’s JDK Tool Guide to javadoc.exe : available:
Oracle’s JDK Tool Guide to javah.exe : available:
Oracle’s JDK Tool Guide to javap.exe : available:
Oracle’s JDK Tool Guide to javaws.exe : available:
Oracle’s JDK Tool Guide to keytool.exe : available:
Oracle’s JDK Tool Guide to native2ascii.exe : available:
Oracle’s JDK Tool Guide to pack200.exe : available:

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