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aastha2906

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can Jar be converted to pdf/epub
« on: May 30, 2012, 12:15 AM »
hey.. i was wondering can a .jar format be converted to pdf or epub format...

any site or any software?

thanks :)
 
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Re: can Jar be converted to pdf/epub
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012, 02:29 AM »
Hi
I use winrar to extract files from .jar files to see what is in them. Usually they tend to be text files which you can then convert into type you prefer. I found this article for you:

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Opening .jar Files

The jar file format is common for distributing programs and libraries that are written in Java. Jar stands for Java Archive. Your browser may download Java applets in a .jar file or you may get a .jar file that contains a Java application that needs to be run. The file format is also by Mozilla and Firefox as the format for XUL applications, plugins, and skins.

The jar file format is a container and compression file format. Each jar file compresses and contains other files. Jar files are very easy to open. There are many programs that will act as an opener for jar files. In fact, any program that can open zip files can open jar files. The jar format is identical to the zip file format.

Step by step instructions for how to open jar files and see the contents:

Install software that can decompress and extract files from zip files. (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login is a highly recommended free extraction and decompression program for Windows. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.)
Rename the .jar file to have a .zip extension (if your download program does not recognize .jar files)
Open the file with your decompression program.
Even though jar files are in the same format as zip files, they have a different extension for a reason. A jar file usually contains source code or runnable software and the jar file can be made to be executable. When a file has a .jar extension, it should be associated with the Java runtime environment. When a user double clicks on a jar file, the Java runtime environment will open the jar file and run the software that is contained in it rather than list the files that it contains.

Step by step instructions for opening a jar file and executing the program contained in a jar file:

Install the You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login if it is not already installed.
Double click on the jar file or use the command line java -jar <myjarfile.jar> (will only work for executable jar files. Not all jar files are executable)
To summarize: A jar file can be opened either with decompression software that can handle zip files or Java can open the jar file and run the Java software that it contains.

If you need more help let me know.

 
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Re: can Jar be converted to pdf/epub
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2012, 02:31 AM »
I have a mac. so i download unrar for it.. but it doesnt unrar my files..

any online converter?
 
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Re: can Jar be converted to pdf/epub
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2012, 02:41 AM »
As far as i know .jar files are built as .zip format, and i might be wrong but i do not believe you can convert .jar file into pdf online.

Regardless if it is a Mac or Windows you should be able to open the .jar files with zip or rar program.

You do not "extract" as a normal .zip and .rar file, but rather you open .jar file with zip/rar progarm, select the files and drag them into a folder, if that doesn't work, double click onto say text file (once you opn .jar file with zip/rar program) and open it from there.
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Re: can Jar be converted to pdf/epub
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2012, 02:42 AM »
thank you :)

will try
 
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Re: can Jar be converted to pdf/epub
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2013, 09:41 PM »
I hate to revive an old thread but have a question about a .jar. I have one and when I unzip it, it has a bunch of .dat files. Anything I can do with those to be able to convert to ebook format or no?
« Last Edit: April 14, 2013, 09:45 PM by Kindle Chic »
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Re: can Jar be converted to pdf/epub
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 06:27 AM »
Open them in the software designed to read them.  Do that by clicking on them.  If your computer can't open them, you don't have the software for it.

Once open if it is something like Word or Notepad, save them in a format that can be converted to an ebook format easily such as txt. 

If your computer doesn't know what software, you need to go back to the source and ask them what they used.

Please note these files may also be another form such as an image file.
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This gives a list of programs which use .dat files.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2013, 06:30 AM by philo »
 
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