About Tool :: ClassDep

Tool used to analyze a set of classes and determine on what other classes they directly or indirectly depend. Typically this tool is used to compute the necessary and sufficient set of classes to include in a JAR file, for use in the class path of a client or service, or for use in the codebase of a client or service. The tool starts with a set of "root" classes and recursively computes a dependency graph, finding all of the classes referenced directly by the root classes, finding all of the classes referenced in turn by those classes, and so on, until no new classes are found or until classes that are not of interest are found. The normal output of the tool is a list of all of the classes in the dependency graph. The output from this command can be used as input to the jar tool, to create a JAR file containing precisely those classes.