i have made my project using netbeans. I want to create tar file , how is it done. I want to an executable file to be made, and source code zipped to be used to modufy program later without using netbeans. I am really confused, can a poject made in netbeans be modified without netbeans. I have seen that source files are kept in src folder in netbeans. and jar file is made in dist folder. Please help me manage my project.