In software packaging, it is common to list the contents of a distribution in a manifest file. This file simply enumerates the files which are included in the distribution, either for processing by various packaging tools, or for human consumption.
The term is a loan from shipping, where a ship's manifest would list the crew or cargo of a vessel.
The manifest may optionally contain a cryptographic hash or checksum of each file. By creating a cryptographic signature for such a manifest file, the entire contents of the distribution package can be validated, as altering any of the files will invalidate the checksums in the manifest file.
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... Suppose that our program has been enclosed in a Jar file called helloWorld.jar, put directly in the Dmyprogram directory ... We have the following file structure Dmyprogram
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