Java File Types and Related Tools

This section summarizes file types used to build Java applications and related tools to generate and manage these files.

Up to now, I have learned the following Java file types:

I have also learned the following tools to create and manage these types of files:

Some tools can also take multiple types of input files. Here is a diagram showing Java file types and related tools:

Java File Types and Related Tools
Java File Types and Related Tools

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Java Tools Terminology

 Java Tools Included in JDK

 javac - The Java Program Compiler

 jar - The JAR File Tool

 jlink - The JRE Linker

 jmod - The JMOD File Tool

jimage - The JIMAGE File Tool

 JIMAGE - Java Image File Format

 jimage - JIMAGE File Tool Command

 "jimage info|list" - Listing JIMAGE Entries

 "jimage extract" - Extracting JIMAGE File Entries

Java File Types and Related Tools

 jpackage - Binary Package Builder

 java - The Java Program Launcher

 jdeps - The Java Class Dependency Analyzer

 jdeprscan - The Java Deprecated API Scanner

 jdb - The Java Debugger

 jcmd - The JVM Diagnostic Tool

 jconsole - Java Monitoring and Management Console

 jstat - JVM Statistics Monitoring Tool

 JVM Troubleshooting Tools

 jhsdb - The Java HotSpot Debugger

 jvisualvm (Java VisualVM) - JVM Visual Tool

 jmc - Java Mission Control

 javap - The Java Class File Disassembler

 keytool - Public Key Certificate Tool

 jarsigner - JAR File Signer

 jshell - Java Language Shell

 jrunscript - Script Code Shell

 serialver - serialVersionUID Generator

 native2ascii - Native-to-ASCII Encoding Converter

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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