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EKAMBARAM Ragothaman

Joined: Feb 02, 2001
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How to convert java .class file back to .java file

Val Dra
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go to your jdk direcotry there is a file located called javap.exe run that file and supply a class file which you want to convert back to the source file. It should do a trick.

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Randall Twede
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Really Val Dra? I heard it was easy but I didnt know it was that easy!
A correction. the file is in the /bin subdirectory.
[This message has been edited by Randall Twede (edited February 02, 2001).]

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Val Dra
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Depending on a contion you supply as an argument you get a list of what you want.
Pravin Panicker
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Well javap does not give your complete java file back only method declarations .
For your complete code you can download srcagain an exe and run it passing the class file name .Redirect the output to a file and you get your java file back!
url :

Pravin R Panicker<br />SCJP,SCWCD
I agree. Here's the link:
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