invalid header file while using jar for archiving
When i use this cmd line : jar cmf arshad.mf ars.jar *.class i get this error :
invalid header field name:Manifest-version
This is my manifest file :
Manifest-Version: 1.0 Main-Class:t
i made the manifest file with notepad in UTF-8 encoding - is there any problem with the manifest ?
Add a space after the colons:
Manifest-Version: 1.0 Main-Class: t
Yes,it is true.
A common mistake people make when writing their manifest files for jar's is that they don't put spaces after their colons. I don't know, based on what you wrote here, if that's it or not but give it a try.
Main-Class:someClass //wrong Main-Class: someClass //correct
Also, your manifest file must be saved as UTF-8. You're not necessarily safe writing it on MS Notepad and saving as UTF-8 encoding. This post has some good details:
Notepad adds some bytes onto the front to broadcast the endian-ness of the data. This will break the jar command. A decent solution is to not use Notepad and download Notepad++. In Notepad++ you select 'encoding' from the top bar, and select 'UTF-8 Without BOM'. Saving your manifest file with this setting applied should solve the problem. If there are no others.