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Building Minecraft Server Modifications by Cody M. Sommer

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The essentials of a Bukkit plugin

Each Bukkit plugin requires two specific files. These files are plugin.yml and the main class of the plugin. We will begin by creating the most basic versions of each of these files. All your future projects will start with the creation of these two files.

The plugin.yml file

Now we are ready to start programming a Bukkit plugin. The first file that we need is plugin.yml. This is the file that the CraftBukkit server will read to determine how to load your plugin. Right click on Source Packages and click on New | Other... as shown in the following screenshot:

The plugin.yml file

In the window that appears, select Other under Categories ...

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