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A Leiningen plugin for producing standalone console executables that work on OS X, Linux, and Windows.

It basically just takes your uberjar and stuffs it in another file with some fancy magical execution stuff.


This is a leiningen plugin. If you're using lein 1, run lein plugin install lein-bin <current-version> to install it. If you're using lein 2, add the plugin to your default profile in ~/.lein/profiles.clj.

Your project needs to have a :main field specifying the namespace that contains your -main function. If you have that, just run lein bin and it'll produce a standalone executable for your project. Note that your main namespace currently needs to be AOT compiled (it just needs to have :gen-class specified in its ns declaration).

You can also supply a :bin key like so:

    :bin {:name "runme"
          :bin-path "~/bin"
          :bootclasspath true}
  • :name: Name the file something other than project-version
  • :bin-path: If specified, also copy the file into bin-path, which is presumably on your $PATH.
  • :bootclasspath: Supply the uberjar to java via -Xbootclasspath/a instead of -jar. Sometimes this can speed up execution, but may not work with all classloaders.


Copyright (C) 2012 Anthony Grimes, Justin Balthrop

Copyright (C) 2013 Jason Whitlark

Distributed under the Eclipse Public License, the same as Clojure.