TIKA - Extracting JAR File

Given below is the program to extract content and metadata from a Java Archive (jar) file −

import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.io.IOException;

import org.apache.tika.exception.TikaException;
import org.apache.tika.metadata.Metadata;
import org.apache.tika.parser.ParseContext;
import org.apache.tika.sax.BodyContentHandler;
import org.apache.tika.parser.pkg.PackageParser;

import org.xml.sax.SAXException;

public class PackageParse {

   public static void main(final String[] args) throws IOException,SAXException, TikaException {

      //detecting the file type
      BodyContentHandler handler = new BodyContentHandler();
      Metadata metadata = new Metadata();
      FileInputStream inputstream = new FileInputStream(new File("Example.jar"));
      ParseContext pcontext = new ParseContext();
      //Package parser
      PackageParser packageparser = new PackageParser();
      packageparser.parse(inputstream, handler, metadata,pcontext);
      System.out.println("Contents of the document: " + handler.toString());
      System.out.println("Metadata of the document:");
      String[] metadataNames = metadata.names();
      for(String name : metadataNames) {
         System.out.println(name + ":   " + metadata.get(name));

Save the above code as PackageParse.java, and compile it from the command prompt by using the following commands −

javac PackageParse.java
java PackageParse 

Given below is the snapshot of Example.java that resides inside the package.

JAVA Example

The jar file has the following properties −

JAR Example

After executing the above program, it will give you the following output −


Contents of the document:


Metadata of the document:

Content-Type:   application/zip
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