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How to Explode a *.war File Manually?

Natalie Kopple
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Joined: May 06, 2003
Posts: 325
I put a *.war in the Tomcat webapps folder. I got HTTP Status 404 error.

I know that *.war file works elsewhere. And the Tomcat log tells:

SEVERE: Exception fixing docBase for context [/tcgaclient] error in opening zip file

I would like to explode that *.war manually. Please advise how I can do it. Thank you.
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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That probably means that the file is corrupted. Or perhaps there is a permissions problem.

In any case, a war file is just a zip file with a specified folder format inside. Any zip tool, including the jar command, can manipulate the war file.

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