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Java, how to search if a class exists with a Jar

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What is the comand to determine if a class exists within a jar

I tried the following

java -jar TEST.jar -i . button
Ignoring unknown flag: -i
Ignoring unknown flag: .
Ignoring unknown flag: button

java.lang.NullPointerException

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But obviously it did not work

Could someone please post an example of how to do this for

1> Th ecurrent directory

2> any subdirectory

Thanks
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Question by:Los Angeles1
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by:CEHJ
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http://technojeeves.com/joomla/index.php/free/45-jarsearch
 i've already given you. If you want to use the command line (assuming Windows)

jar tf x.jar | find "something"

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Of course, that will only work for one jar at a time
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by:Los Angeles1
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I dont have an excutable named jar

Do you mean java

I can not get tf or -tf to work

Can you help on this
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by:dpearson
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The "jar" tool is part of the JDK (Java development toolkit).  You may just have the Java runtime.  Download the full JDK and you will get these extra tools like jar:

http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/deployment/jar/basicsindex.html

You can get the JDK from here:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk7-downloads-1880260.html

Or you can use the rjar tool
https://code.google.com/p/rjar/
to do a recursive search of all jars within a parent jar (and you wouldn't need the JDK - you'd just download rjar instead).

Doug
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by:Mahesh Bhutkar
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Simply go to your JDK bin path where you will find jar utility. Fire below command,

e.g. :-
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk\bin> jar tf <jarFileWithLocation> | find "button.class"

So in your case,
jar tf <path to TEST.jar> | find "button.class"
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Simply go to your JDK bin path

If you're doing anything with Java other than running apps, you should

a. You need a JDK
b. Its bin directory should be in PATH
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:)
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