extcheck(1)                 General Commands Manual                extcheck(1)

       extcheck - A utility to detect jar conflicts

       extcheck detects version conflicts between a target jar file and
       currently installed extension jar files.

       extcheck [ -verbose ] targetfile.jar

       The extcheck utility checks a specified Jar file for title and version
       conflicts with any extensions installed in the Java(TM) SDK. Before
       installing an extension, you can use this utility to see if the same or
       a more recent version of the extension is already installed.

       The extcheck utility compares the Specification-title and
       Specification-version headers in the manifest of the targetfile.jar
       file against the corresponding headers in all Jar files currently
       installed in the extension directory. (The extension directory is
       jre/lib/ext by default.) The extcheck utility compares version numbers
       in the same way as the method java.lang.Package.isCompatibleWith.

       If no conflict is detected, the return code is 0.

       If the manifest of any jar file in the extensions directory has the
       same Specification-title and the same or a newer Specification-version
       number, a non-zero error code is returned. A non-zero error code is
       also returned if targetfile.jar does not have the Specification-title
       or Specification-version attributes in its manifest.

          Lists Jar files in the extension directory as they are checked.
          Additionally, manifest attributes of the target jar file and any
          conflicting jar files are also reported.

          Pass option to the Java virtual machine, where option is one of the
          options described on the reference page for the java application
          launcher. For example, -J-Xms48m sets the startup memory to 48


                                  05 Aug 2006                      extcheck(1)