Dynamically generating the Java Classpath within a shell script

One of the main maintenance issues with running a Java application from a shell script is keeping your classpath up-to-date with the new and updated jars. To make things more difficult you can’t specify a folder as the classpath as it doesn’t include the jars in it only .class files. However through the use of a basic for loop we are able to dynamically generate the classpath.

for i in `ls ./lib/*.jar`
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