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Thread: Access jar's resources within a servlet

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    Default Access jar's resources within a servlet

    Hello all first thanks for all the useful content I found on this forum.

    I have a jar without classes, it contains only resources like images scripts etc. this jar is present in the dir WEB-INF/lib of my servlet.

    How can I access the resources packed in the jar?
    I searched but without success... Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks, Roger

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    Default Re: Access jar's resources within a servlet

    As a starter, have a look at http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E...r/JarFile.html

    You can use a JarFile object to open up a jar file and read its entries.

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    Default Re: Access jar's resources within a servlet

    If the jar file is on the classpath, you could use one of the getResource() or getResourceAsStream() methods.

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