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JIBS requires Java

Starting JIBS with particular directories

You can start JIBS with a particular directory showing (-view) and a particulary directory (-tree) as the root fo the tree on the right. The following command shows how to do this:
java -jar jibs.jar -view "c:\foo\picture\halloween" -tree "c:\foo\pictures"

Starting JIBS with custom properties files

  • This was originally added for language support  and for a very particular use case.  Likely no one needs this functionality any more, but here are the instructions if you do.
  • Default operation.
    All properties are kept in Java’s default location for you operating system. For Windows, this is in the Windows registry.
  • Look in same directory as Jibs.
    Jibs will now look in the directory where jibs.jar is for: jibs.props
    If that file is found, Jibs will read its properties from that file not from the system. The file can be created as an empty file and Jibs will just start using it.
  • Specify where to get properties from.
    You specify what property file Jibs will use with
    -props D:\dev\workspaces\JIBS\bin\jibs.props
    If the properties file does not exist, Jibs will try to create it.
  • Thumbdrive option.
    This tells Jibs to use specific sub-directories from where it starts. This is meant to enable loading jibs.jar with some sub-directories onto a thumbdrive and running jibs from the thumbdrive.
    Jibs will look for and try to create the following sub-diretories of the directory where jibs.jar is located:  pictures, park, and delete
    Thumbdrive takes precedence over any directories set in the property files.