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Jose Manuel

Joined: Feb 14, 2003
Posts: 5
Just few questions as a beginner in Java:
1.- What can I find inside jar files, classes...?
1.- Can I "unzip" a jar file in order to see its contents?. If it is possible, how can I do this?
Thanks in advance.
Amol Desai
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
Posts: 82
JAR file will contain the class files and auxiliary resources associated with applets and applications.
You can view the contents of jar file using
c:\jdk\bin>jar xf <jar-file name>.
The jar tool can be found in the bin directory of of JDK.
Hope this helps
karl koch
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Joined: May 25, 2001
Posts: 388
on windows you can open it with winzip.
jar files are using the zip algorithm so you should be able to rpocess them with any zip tool available.
Jose Manuel

Joined: Feb 14, 2003
Posts: 5
Thanks for the info Amol and Karl.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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