Properties file used by Java programs; contains a collection of key-value pairs; can be loaded by the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) using the java.util.PropertiesAPI; used for storing various program settings and properties that can be accessed by the application.
Once PROPERTIES files have been loaded, the actual properties are persisted to the hard drive in a collection of nested files and folders that represent the hierarchy of key-value pairs. The files are saved to the $HOME/.properties/ directory by default.
You can access Java properties using the java.util.Properties API in your Java programs.
Settings file used by Minecraft, a sandbox block construction game; saved in plain text and stores configuration information for the game; may be used for configuring a Minecraft multiplayer server or a game mod.
The most common Minecraft properties file is server.properties, which stores configuration data for a multiplayer server. It saves information such as the level name, monster spawning settings, the maximum allowed players, and the server port and IP address.