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       bnd - Create and diagnose OSGi R4 bundles.


       bnd [general-options] [cmd] [cmd-options]

       bnd [general-options] <file>.jar

       bnd [general-options] <file>.bnd


       The bnd tool helps you create and diagnose OSGi R4 bundles. The key
       functions are:

        * Show the manifest and JAR contents of a bundle
        * Wrap a JAR so that it becomes a bundle
        * Create a Bundle from a specification and a class path
        * Verify the validity of the manifest entries


           Same as the property -failok. The current run will create a JAR
           file even if there were errors.

           Will print the exception when the software has ran into a bad
           exception and bails out. Normally only a message is printed. For
           debugging or diagnostic reasons, the exception stack trace can be
           very helpful.


       print ( -verify | -manifest | -list | - all ) * <file>.jar +
           The print function will take a list of JAR file and print one or
           more aspect of the JAF riles. The following aspects can be added.

               * -verify - Verify the JAR for consistency with the specification
                 The print will exit with an error if the verify fails.
               * -manifest - Show the manifest
               * -list - List the entries in the JAR file
               * -all - Do all (this is the default.

           "bnd print -verify *.jar"

       build ( -classpath LIST | -eclipse <lt>file> | -noeclipse | -output
       <file> ) * <file>.bnd +
           The build function will assemble a bundle from the bnd
           specification. The default name of the output bundle is the name of
           the bnd file with a .jar extension.

               * -classpath - A list of JAR files and/or directories that should
                 be placed on the class path before the calculation starts.
               * -eclipse - Parse the file as an Eclipse .classpath file, use
                 the information to create an Eclipse's project class path.
                 If this option is used, the default .classpath file is not read
               * -noeclipse - Do not parse the .classpath file of an Eclipse
               * -output - Override the default output name of the bundle or the
                 directory. If the output is a directory, the name will be
                 derived from the bnd file name.

           "bnd build -classpath bin -noeclipse -output test.jar xyz.bnd"

       wrap ( -classpath (<lt>file>(’,’<lt>file>)*)-output <lt>fileE|dir<gt> |
       -properties <lt>file> ) * -ignoremanifest? <lt>file>.jar *
           The wrap command takes an existing JAR file and guesses the
           manifest headers that will make this JAR useful for an OSGi Service
           Platform. If the output file is not overridden, the name of the
           input file is used with a .bar extension. The default bnd file for
           the header calculation is:

            Export-Package: *
            Import-Package: <packages inside the target jar>

           If the target bundle has a manifest, the headers are merged with
           the properties.

           The defaults can be overridden with a specific properties file.

               * -output - Set the output file or directory
               * -classpath - Sets the classpath as a comma separated list
               * -properties - Use a special property file for the manifest
               * -ignoremanifest - Do not include the manifest headers from
                 the target bundle

           "bnd wrap -classpath osgi.jar *.jar"




       Ludovic Claude <>