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Windows Native Jar Equivalent Tool

Alec Lee
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Joined: Jan 28, 2004
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Is there any Windows tool equivalent to JDK's "jar" but is native to Windows without the need to install a jdk? I need to distribute some class files into clients' existing jars who may not have jdk installed.
Paul Sturrock

Joined: Apr 14, 2004
Posts: 10336

Any reason you don't just release the updated Jar file, rather than just the changed classes?

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Alec Lee
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Joined: Jan 28, 2004
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Some classes are not created by me. I am patching someone else's work.
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42954
.jar files are essentially just .zip files with a manifest file. If the processing of the file doesn't require changes to the manifest, then any .zip file tool should be able to handle this.
David Newton

Joined: Sep 29, 2008
Posts: 12617

You want the users to patch their own jar files?
I agree. Here's the link:
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