Installing from a jar filr

Matt Brown mbrown7776 at
Thu Sep 17 18:12:41 UTC 2009

Probably dropping it in your home directory would work for you.

open a terminal:

cd is the change directory command
ls lists what is there
mv moves files around if you have the jar somewhere that you don't want 
it to be at.


Avraham Hanadari wrote:
> My newest challenge involves finding a HTML editor with Homesite
> functions. I used Arachnophilia years ago in Windows and I just
> downloaded a jar package to see how it is now. This is where I'm stuck. 
> I've never installed from a jar file before. This is another step in my 
> Linux education.
> The Arachnophilia instructions say:
> Put the JAR file you downloaded (Arachnophilia.jar) anywhere appropriate 
> on your system,  be sure you have also installed the Java runtime before 
> running Arachnophilia.
> Open a command console (Linux: shell console), move to the Arachnophilia
> program directory, type "java -jar Arachnophilia.jar"
> For convenience, this command can be made part of a shell script, and
> those using X windows can easily make a desktop icon.
> 1. What is meant by "anywhere appropriate"? Should the jar package be 
> left on the desktop for this operation?
> 2. If not, where should I place it?
> 3. What is the proper syntax for changing a directory?
> Thanks in advance.
> Avraham

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