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Is it possible to read the properties file from a jar file?

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Hello,

I was just wondering if it was possible to read the properties from a jar?

I tried searching online; but I might have confused google with the keywords...

Appreciate any help on this!
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Question by:Errang Genevre
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What do you mean by "properties", and what does this question have to do with Python? Is Python the language you are using to try and do the read?
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Yes, sorry... forgot to mention that part.

I'm trying to see if its possible to use Python to read from a jar file; rather than having a Java class that just extracts the data from the jar file.
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Java jars are just specially formatted zip files.  So yes, you can open and read jars from python.  See the documentation on zipfile (https://docs.python.org/2/library/zipfile.html).

import zipfile
with zipfile.ZipFile("jython.jar", "r") as jar:
    with jar.open("jline/windowsbindings.properties", "r") as property_file:
        for line in property_file:
            print(line)

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