On 5 mar 2008, at 19.23, Michael Barto wrote:
Has anybody every tried to create a Perl program ro read the contents of the MANIFEST file in java jar file? We are trying to develop something to provide comparisons for change between different implementations. Is this a simple Perl backtic, system or exec of the jar command or is there a more exotic way to do it? Also, we need to extract Checksum. But that seems documented.
If I remember correctly JAR files are simply Zip files so you should be able to use something like Archive::Zip to read the file.