How to add jars to the classpath when I invoke Jython *without* adding them to $CLASSPATH


I'd like to do something similar to jython -cp FOO:BAR:BAZ

If I add FOO, BAR, and BAZ to $CLASSPATH this works. I tried to add them to sys.path at run-time, but that doesn't appear to work for jars. It does work if I add a path to the expanded jars to sys.path at runtime. Is there a simple alternative to exploding the jar files? Augmenting $CLASSPATH for every user that runs this script is not an acceptable alternative.


Best Solution

You can use the -D option to set python.path:

jython -Dpython.path=FOO:BAR:BAZ
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