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From "Kuiper, Arnout" <>
Subject Question on zip vs. jar format
Date Thu, 03 Feb 2000 06:32:48 GMT
While browsing through the code, I noticed that in the jar task
besides the files, all encountered directories are stored.
This is not done in the zip task.

According to the jarfile format spec, "a jar file is a zipfile with
a manifest".

Can somebody tell me why directories are stored in a jar (and not in
a zip)? And whether they can safely be removed or not from a jar.


  Arnout Kuiper

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