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  • Jar : Java Archive is a group of .class files.
  • We can create a jar file using following commands
  • jar -cvf  example.jar test.class
  • jar -cvf example.jar *.*
  • To unzip from jar file we need to use following command.
  • jar -xvf  instanceofjava.jar



How to get source code from jar file using java De-compilers

how to get source code from jar file in eclipse


  • Open JD-GUI and File -> open -> open target jar file.
  • It will show java source code.

How to extract java files from jar in eclipse

  •  We can get java source files from jar file by using eclipse also for this we need to add a plugin.
  • Download jar file from http://jd.benow.ca/
  • Unzip it . you will get jd.ide.eclipse.plugin_1.0.0.jar file  and add it to eclipse plugin folder.
  • And restart your eclipse.
  • Add target jar file to a project and now click on the file you will get source code.
  • You can add target jar file using java project->java buildpath -> add external jars option


how to convert jar to java source in eclipse


  • Here i added jstl core jar to eclipse to see java source files.
  • Click on the file now it will show source code 

how to extract java files from jar in eclipse

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