javaws Command Line

NAME

javaws - Java Web Start launcher command

SYNOPSIS

javaws [run-options] <jnlp>

javaws [control-options]

PARAMETERS

[run-options]

Command-line run-options. run-options may be in any order. For a discussion of the various run-options, see RUN-OPTIONS below.

<jnlp>

This can be either the path of, or the Uniform Resource Locater (URL) of the JNLP (Java Network Launching Protocol) file.

[control-options]

Command-line control-options. control-options may be in any order. For a discussion of the various control-options, see CONTROL-OPTIONS below.

DESCRIPTION

The javaws command launches Java Web Start, which is the reference implementation of the Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP). Java Web Start launches Java applications/applets hosted on a network.

If a JNLP file is specified, javaws will launch the Java application/applet specified in the JNLP file.

The javaws launcher has a set of options that are supported in the current release. However, the options may be removed in a future release.

RUN-OPTIONS

-offline

Run Java Web Start in offline mode.

-Xnosplash

Do not display the initial splash screen.

-open <arguments>

If specified, replaces the arguments in the jnlp file with -open <arguments>.

-print <arguments>

If specified, replaces the arguments in the jnlp file with -print <arguments>.

-online

Use online mode (default behavior).

-wait

If specified, the javaws process will not exit until the application exits. This option does not function as described on Windows platforms.

-verbose

Display additional output.

-J<option>

Supply options to the VM.

-system

Run the application from the system cache only.

CONTROL-OPTIONS

-viewer

Show the Cache Viewer in the Java Control Panel.

-clearcache

Remove all non-installed applications from the cache.

-userConfig <property name>

Clear the specified deployment property.

-userConfig <property name> <property value>

Set the specified deployment property to the specified value.

-uninstall

Remove all applications from the cache.

-uninstall <jnlp>

Remove the application from the cache.

-import [import-options] <jnlp>

Import the application to the cache.

IMPORT-OPTIONS

-silent

Import silently (with no user interface).

-system

Import application to the system cache.

-codebase <url>

Retrieve resources from the given codebase.

-shortcut

Install shortcuts as if user allowed prompt. This option has no effect unless -silent option is also used.

-association

Install associations as if user allowed prompt. This option has no effect unless -silent option is also used.

FILES

For information about the user and system cache and deployment.properties files, see System- and User-Level Properties.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about Java Web Start, see Java Web Start.


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