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Is there a way to convert a class file back to java source?

Maurice Devoe
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Joined: Jul 13, 2001
Posts: 6
I woud like to convert a class file back to java source is this possible? Thanks.
Rikard Qvarforth
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Joined: Jul 10, 2001
Posts: 107
Hello just go to http:\\www.download.com and search for decompilers and you get a bunch, see also JCloak wich is obfuscator.
Hope this helps !
Ashutosh Uprety
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Joined: Nov 30, 2000
Posts: 39
there are a pretty good no. of decompilers available.
they can convert class files back to understandable but a bit different java code. Most of ur variable names will also be retained, though in some cases, it will use its own nomenclature.
Also see obfuscators which are used to complicate the code beyond understandable limits.
Catherine McManus
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Joined: Oct 23, 2000
Posts: 19
I use jad :
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