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From Kirk True <>
Subject Re: unwar and unjar an application
Date Thu, 29 Jan 2009 05:37:26 GMT
Hi Mihamina,

Mihamina Rakotomandimby (R12y) wrote:
> Hi,
> A developer gave me just a .war file to deploy on a tomcat.
> I read [w|j]ar files are just zipped.
> The .war contains some .jar...
> I would like to "explode" all the .war (and the contained jars) and 
> have the full code source. I could do it manually. 

Are you sure that the WAR and its contained JARs actually have source 
code? They don't by default (and I've never seen one that does)...

> But then there are two questions:
> - How to jar and war the exploded code back (to get it all archived it 
> it was)?
> - if I unarchive some .jar, they dont unarchive in a subdir but 
> directly in the current dir. How to manage that (when unarchiving 
> _and_ re-archiving)?
> Well, the developper used some environment, I want to
> - put the code under SVN
> - edit it with Emacs/JDE

These aren't really Tomcat-specific questions at all :( I'd advise 
taking each question and finding its answer via your favorite search engine.


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