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Retreive Binary File From Jar

 * Copyright 2006 - 2008 Georges Stephan
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import java.util.logging.*;


 * @author Georges Stephan

public class Util {
  private static Logger logger = Logger.getLogger(Util.class.getName());
  public static String validateString(String aString) {
    if(aString==null) return("");
    aString=aString.replace('\'', ' ');
  public static String removeNonDigits(String aString) {
    StringBuffer newString = new StringBuffer();
    for(int x=0;x<aString.length();x++) {
      if(Character.isDigit(aString.charAt(x))) newString.append(aString.charAt(x));
  public static void createHome() throws Exception {
    File ch = new File(System.getProperty("user.home")+File.separator+".dataform");
    if(!ch.exists()) {
      if(!ch.mkdir()) throw new Exception("Failed to create the dataform configuration directory");
  public static String getHomeDir() {
  public static boolean retreiveTextFileFromJar(String resourceName,String targetDirectory) throws Exception {
    boolean found=false;
    if(resourceName!=null) {
      InputStream is = Util.class.getResourceAsStream(resourceName);
      if(is==null) logger.log(Level.WARNING,"The resource '"+resourceName+"' was not found.");
      BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is));
      String line;
      String lineSep = System.getProperty("line.separator");
      StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
      while ((line = br.readLine()) != null) {
      if(sb!=null) {
        if(sb.length()>0) {
          FileWriter temp = new FileWriter(targetDirectory+File.separator+resourceName);
  public static boolean retreiveBinaryFileFromJar(String resourceName,String targetDirectory,Object resource) throws Exception {
    boolean found=false;
    if(resourceName!=null) {
      InputStream is = resource.getClass().getResourceAsStream(resourceName);
      if(is==null) throw new Exception ("Resource "+resourceName+" was not found.");
      BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is));
      FileOutputStream fos = new FileOutputStream(targetDirectory+File.separator+resourceName.substring(resourceName.lastIndexOf('/'),resourceName.length()));
      byte[] buffer = new byte[1024];
            int bytesRead;
            while ((bytesRead = != -1) {
                fos.write(buffer, 0, bytesRead);
    } else {
    return found;



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