Using the Start.jar
The easiest way to start jetty, is to use the start.jar that comes with the distribution.
[jetty-distribution-7.0.0.M3]$ java -jar start.jar
Command Line Options
$ java -jar start.jar --help Usage: java -jar start.jar [--help|--stop|--version] [OPTIONS=option,...] [name=value ...] [config ...]
Alternative Startup Techniques
Jetty can be configured and started as an embedded Web App Server from within another Java program. See Embedded Jetty for more details.
Eclipse can be started up from within Eclipse using a variety of techniques, see Use Jetty with Eclipse IDE for details.