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Hi guys, is there any software/freeware to view .class files?
 
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The simplest option is to use the "javap" command line tool that comes with the JDK.

If you're looking for a GUI, check out jclasslib.
 
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Well, what exactly do you mean with "viewing .class files"?

There are a number of Java decompilers available, which can translate the byte code in a class file back to source code (or something that looks like the original source code).

For example: DJ Java Decompiler, JAD. Search for "Java decompiler" on Google for more.
 
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yup I was looking for a java decompiler software, thanks!
 
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Hello,

Some people obfuscate the code, so dont believe the code generated by the decompiler as such. Just have some hands on work ....
 
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And remember that it is illegal and/or immoral to decompile a third-party class file, to try to replicate, crack or alter it, against the wishes and/or licence of the third party.
 
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It's ok Peter, I'm just looking at some old codes done by my colleagues. There are only .class files available in the server.
 
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