Archive for October, 2008

Spotting duplicate classes in Jar files

After more than a month it’s time for another post. Sorry to all of you for keeping you waiting … well, honestly I don’t think somebody even noticed 🙂

Today, I stumbled upon a classpath related problem – once again. As I doubt that I am the only one to ever face this problem, I want to share a short shell script that came to the rescue.

But first, what was the problem? After adding some additional dependencies to our POM – quite carelessly I have to admit – our application started sending mails without subject, sender address and messed up special characters. Interestingly enough, I didn’t touch the mail part at all. I added Apache CXF dependencies, i.e. web service stuff. So what was wrong?
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