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HowTo: Run .jar files in Ubuntu

To run a JAR file from the command line in ubuntu using the following command:

java -jar filename.jar

Otherwise it is also possible to enable double clicking to run jar files too by the following simple steps:

  1. Find the .jar file in the File Browser (a.k.a Nautilus)
  2. Right click the .jar file > Properties
  3. Click on the “Open With” tab along the top
  4. Change the bullet to be Sun Java 6 Runtime
  5. Click Close and you’re done.

Now you should be able to just double click the file and it will run just like most other files!