Java(tm) Development Kit

Version 1.1

Tools Reference Pages - Windows

Base Tools
The Java Language Compiler that you use to compile programs written in the Java(tm) Programming Language into bytecodes.

The Java Interpreter that you use to run programs written in the Java(tm) Programming Language.

The Java Runtime Interpreter that you can use to run Java applications. The jre tool is similar to the java tool, but is intended primarily for end users who do not require all the development-related options available with the java tool.

The Java Language Debugger that helps you find and fix bugs in Java(tm) programs.

Creates C header files and C stub files for a Java(tm) class. These files provide the connective glue that allow your code written in the Java Programming Language to interact with code written in other languages like C.

Disassembles compiled Java(tm) files and prints out a representation of the Java bytecodes.

Generates API documentation in HTML format from Java(tm) source code.
Also see Writing Doc Comments for Javadoc.

Allows you to run applets without a web browser.

RMI Tools
Generates stub and skeleton class files for Java objects implementing the java.rmi.Remote interface.

Starts a remote object registry on a specified port. The remote object registry is a bootstrap naming service which is used by RMI servers.

Returns the serialVersionUID for one or more classes.

Internationalization Tools
Converts non-Unicode Latin-1 (source code or property) files to Unicode Latin-1.

JAR Tool
Combines multiple files into a single Java Archive (JAR) file.

Digital Signing Tool
Generates digital signatures for archive files and manages the database of entities and their keys and signatures.

Environment Variables
Tells the Java Virtual Machine and other Java applications where to find the class libraries.

Java(tm) Development Kit