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import java.io.BufferedInputStream;
import java.io.BufferedOutputStream;
import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.OutputStream;
import java.net.URL;
import java.util.Enumeration;
import java.util.zip.ZipEntry;
import java.util.zip.ZipFile;

public class Utils {

   * Unpack an archive from a URL
   * @param url
   * @param targetDir
   * @return the file to the url
   * @throws IOException
  public static File unpackArchive(URL url, File targetDir) throws IOException {
      if (!targetDir.exists()) {
      InputStream in = new BufferedInputStream(url.openStream(), 1024);
      // make sure we get the actual file
      File zip = File.createTempFile("arc", ".zip", targetDir);
      OutputStream out = new BufferedOutputStream(new FileOutputStream(zip));
      copyInputStream(in, out);
      return unpackArchive(zip, targetDir);
   * Unpack a zip file
   * @param theFile
   * @param targetDir
   * @return the file
   * @throws IOException
  public static File unpackArchive(File theFile, File targetDir) throws IOException {
      if (!theFile.exists()) {
          throw new IOException(theFile.getAbsolutePath() + " does not exist");
      if (!buildDirectory(targetDir)) {
          throw new IOException("Could not create directory: " + targetDir);
      ZipFile zipFile = new ZipFile(theFile);
      for (Enumeration entries = zipFile.entries(); entries.hasMoreElements();) {
          ZipEntry entry = (ZipEntry) entries.nextElement();
          File file = new File(targetDir, File.separator + entry.getName());
          if (!buildDirectory(file.getParentFile())) {
              throw new IOException("Could not create directory: " + file.getParentFile());
          if (!entry.isDirectory()) {
              copyInputStream(zipFile.getInputStream(entry), new BufferedOutputStream(new FileOutputStream(file)));
          } else {
              if (!buildDirectory(file)) {
                  throw new IOException("Could not create directory: " + file);
      return theFile;

  public static void copyInputStream(InputStream in, OutputStream out) throws IOException {
      byte[] buffer = new byte[1024];
      int len = in.read(buffer);
      while (len >= 0) {
          out.write(buffer, 0, len);
          len = in.read(buffer);

  public static boolean buildDirectory(File file) {
      return file.exists() || file.mkdirs();


11.59.Zip Unzip
11.59.1.Uses Zip compression to compress any number of files given on the command line
11.59.2.Decompress a zip file using ZipFile
11.59.5.Compress a Byte Array
11.59.6.Decompress a Byte Array
11.59.7.Compress Java objects
11.59.8.Decompress Java objects
11.59.9.Compress string(byte array) by Deflater
11.59.10.Compare two zip files
11.59.11.Put file To Zip File
11.59.12.Unpack a segment from a zip
11.59.13.Unpack an archive from a URL
11.59.14.unzip File Into Directory
11.59.15.Zip a list of file into one zip file.
11.59.16.Zip up a directory
11.59.17.Zip files