Re: how do i open a zip file on the C drive using jar

Brandon McCombs <>
Thu, 10 May 2007 23:54:41 -0400
ros wrote:


I have a zipped folder in the C drive and I tried to open it using a
jar command but it gave me an error which I have pasted below.

Can anybody please tell me how I can open it using jar? I know I can
use WinZip like utility but am curious how to use jar.

Thanks in advance.

C:\>jar -xvf
Illegal option: ?

So where exactly did you type that illegal character? I ask because it
isn't in the command that you typed above it.

Usage: jar {ctxu}[vfm0M] [jar-file] [manifest-file] [-C dir] files ...
    -c create new archive
    -t list table of contents for archive
    -x extract named (or all) files from archive
    -u update existing archive
    -v generate verbose output on standard output
    -f specify archive file name
    -m include manifest information from specified manifest file
    -0 store only; use no ZIP compression
    -M do not create a manifest file for the entries
    -i generate index information for the specified jar files
    -C change to the specified directory and include the following
If any file is a directory then it is processed recursively.
The manifest file name and the archive file name needs to be specified
in the same order the 'm' and 'f' flags are specified.

Example 1: to archive two class files into an archive called
       jar cvf classes.jar Foo.class Bar.class
Example 2: use an existing manifest file 'mymanifest' and archive all
           files in the foo/ directory into 'classes.jar':
       jar cvfm classes.jar mymanifest -C foo/ .

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