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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: How to update a jar?
Date Thu, 10 May 2001 14:28:40 GMT
Andrew Thompson <> wrote:

> You know, I always used to believe that too, but once I made a
> comment on some mailing list (I forget which now) and was flamed to
> death by some guy who said he'd written 'XXXX' a popular Zip tool
> and he knew for a fact you could append entries. I suspect the Java
> classes that do Zip compression aren't so flexible...

No, java's zip classes aren't.  You'll end up having holes in your
archive and you have to rewrite the central directory after appending
the entry.


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