Anyway to debug an application remotely?

We can debug a web application on tomcat remotely. Is there anyway to do the same with a desktop application (an application having a public static void main method)? If yes, could anybody tell me how?

The reason I want to do that is the desktop application takes more memory than my machine has.

Regards.

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Of course.

You have to launch the remote application with the appropriate switches (quick google for "java remote debug": java -Xdebug -Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_socket,address=8998,server=y -jar myapp.jar) and in idea create a a Run/Debug "Remote" configuration with the appropriate host and port.

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