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 ...]
Command Line Option Help
--help > Help / Usage Information
--stop > Stop the actively running Jetty Server (started with a previous use of start.jar)
--version > Show the version information about Jetty
OPTIONS=option,.... > OPTIONS allows you to specify the jetty OPTIONS that you want to use when starting up Jetty. Example OPTIONS are plus, jndi, *, default, etc ...
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.