Mac unzip jar

chrislee8

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Jul 26, 2004
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i have a jar file, I tried to unzip using jar command

i do:

jar -x myfile.jar, it doesn't do anything, it just sits there,

I am really a newbie using shell command, I learn while i try things out. so bear with me for my simple questions.

thanks
 

robbieduncan

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Jul 24, 2002
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How big is the jar file? How long did you leave it? A large file will take a reasonably long time to extract.

Note that you should not need the -. jar x <filename> should work
 

chrislee8

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Jul 26, 2004
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robbieduncan said:
How big is the jar file? How long did you leave it? A large file will take a reasonably long time to extract.

Note that you should not need the -. jar x <filename> should work
let me try again, i think i leave enough time for it.

is there any gui app to do that? just curious.
 

Le Je-Pe

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Jan 10, 2006
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Verbose anyone ?

You can also add a "v" in the arguments to enable the verbose mode and actually see what's going on during that "hang time" :)

ie: jar -xvf somejar.jar

Cheers !