Manifest File

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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Classpath (Java) - Setting The Path To Execute Java Programs - Setting The Path in A Manifest File
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