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I am trying to build an application that will put into a jar file 2 classes, a text file, my manifest, and all the files(subdirs included) in a directory. I then would like to take the jar that was created from this process and extract it to another computer with the relative directory structure intact.
I have posted several times to several places concerning where to get started. So, before people say "look in java.util.jar in the Java API". Know that I have and I find it woefully inadequate to address this question when I have never used streams or zips before.
If anyone has done this before, could you please share your source code?
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You could execute a command line argument to Jar this up with something like this:

Note that this is probably not the most eligant way of doing it, however, it does function.
Just build a commandLine to Jar up what you like, moving the extra files you want into the directory first.

[This message has been edited by Kenneth Reising (edited July 30, 2001).]
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I'm facing the same problem with streams. I'm trying to extract files from a zip file. I search, using Yahoo, for ZipInputStream. That helped and my little app is now working.
Look at this: http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-11-1998/jw-11-howto_p.html, with code examples.
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