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Ramakrishnan Ramaswamy

Joined: Mar 02, 2001
Posts: 2
Is there any way to xtract the files in ajar file .Like i have a jar file having a number of class files in it .Now how do i get the class files out .Is there any way to do this in jdk or do i have to get any seperste software for it.???
ali farid
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Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 60
you can use this command
jar -xvf <filename>
jar -xvf src.jar
for help on jar command type jar -help
ali farid
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Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 60
or there is an easier way
re name .jar to .zip and unzip it
Roseanne Zhang
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Joined: Nov 14, 2000
Posts: 1953
Winzip utility can read .jar file without renaming. Just open the jar file, extract.
Frank Carver

Joined: Jan 07, 1999
Posts: 6920
I think the renaming was suggested because recent Java SDK installations map the "open" operation of Jar files to run the jar, so just clicking on the jar file will probably not do anything useful.
The long-term solution is to add an action to the Jar file type which opens it using winzip. I have done this, and it works well. I can just right-click on a jar file and select "unzip" and it opens in WinZip for me.

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