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JBoss Archive Files

 
Dave Salter
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I know that JBoss supports .WAR and .EAR files, but I've also seen a few .SAR files hanging around.

What exactly is a .SAR file and how does it differ from any other archive formats.

Are .SAR files JBoss specific?

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Dave.
 
norman richards
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SAR files are Service ARchives. Like their abbreviated form, the simple *-service.xml file, they represent services that are to be loaded into the JBoss microkernel. These archives/files are specific to JBoss, but the services they represent are not necessarily so.
 
Surasak Leenapongpanit
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SARs that are JARs must have a META-INF/jboss-service.xml descriptor.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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