Running a JAR File without Installing Java
It is possible to run a JAR file without installing Java on your computer. This is possible because some of the JAR files contain Java bytecode which can be executed on any platform that has a Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
The first step is to download the JVM. You can find the latest version of the Java Virtual Machine at the Oracle website. Once downloaded, you need to install the JVM on your computer. The installation process should be pretty straightforward and usually requires you to follow the on-screen instructions.
Once the JVM has been installed, you can then run the JAR file by double-clicking on it or by using the command line. To use the command line, you need to open a terminal window and type in the following command:
It is also possible to embed the JVM into your own program so that you don’t have to install it separately. This is especially useful if you want to distribute your program to other people, who may not have the JVM installed on their computers.
In order to do this, you will need to first download the JVM and then add the following code to your program:
It is also possible to run the JAR file without installing Java on your computer by using a Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The JRE is a smaller version of the JVM and can be used to run Java programs without having to install the full JVM.
The JRE is available for download from the Oracle website and can be installed by following the on-screen instructions. Once installed, you can then run the JAR file by double-clicking on it or by using the command line as mentioned above.
In summary, it is possible to run a JAR file without installing Java on your computer. This can be done by either downloading and installing the JVM, embedding the JVM into your own program, or by using the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).