java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: better/files/File

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I had to build one fat jar that will include all dependencies from the other jars that i wanted to use.

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This error means there's a class missing in your classpath during runtime. You need to create a jar with all your dependencies and have it in your classpath. Check Maven Assembly Plugin and how to add your dependencies to a jar:

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org/jdom2/JDOMException. I'm not sure why, I included the jdom2 and I still get the error when executing my cucumber feature file. cucumber-java-1.2.4 cucumber-core-1.2.4 cucumber-jvm-deps-1.0.5 junit-4.12 gherkin-2.12.2 cucumber-html-0.2.3 hamcrest
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: better.files.File
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.Class.getDeclaredMethods0(Native Method)
at java.lang.Class.privateGetDeclaredMethods(
at java.lang.Class.privateGetMethodRecursive(
at java.lang.Class.getMethod0(
at java.lang.Class.getMethod(
at sun.launcher.LauncherHelper.validateMainClass(

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