I am trying to view the content of a file ( in linux )that is inside a .war file without having to extract the war file. For example inside the war file i am trying to see the content of a file called aa.txt and which is under /path/here/ inside the war file.
x option for that:
$ jar -help 2>&1 | grep extract -x extract named (or all) files from archive
Let's try it:
$ jar tvf target/my.war | grep test-data 1811 Tue Jun 21 19:34:50 CEST 2016 WEB-INF/classes/test/spring/test-data.properties $ jar xvf target/my.war WEB-INF/classes/test/spring/test-data.properties inflated: WEB-INF/classes/test/spring/test-data.properties $ ls -l WEB-INF/classes/test/spring/test-data.properties -rw-rw-r--. 1 coder coder 1811 Jun 21 19:34 WEB-INF/classes/test/spring/test-data.properties