Assuming your code runs inside a jar file, say javagenious.jar, and If you need to know at run time, that what is the absolute path of the jar file, you can use the below code snippet for achieving it.



Author: Sandeep Joshi
Classification: How to get path of a jar file in Java
public class JavaJarFile
    public static void main(String[] args)
        ClassLoader loader = JavaJarFile.class.getClassLoader();
There can be different ways to do this. Some of the other references which can be used are:


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