The ZIP file format has become extremely popular for the distribution and storage of files... The java.util.zip package allows for the programmatic reading and writing of the ZIP and GZIP formats. As youíll see in this article, the API for reading and writing ZIP files is pretty straightforward to use... In this article, Iíll take you through a Java program that creates of a ZIP file and also walk you through another Java program that unzips the file we created.
In this article, you learned how to use the Java APIs for the reading and writing of ZIP files available in the java.util.zip package. As the ZIP file format is extremely popular and used quite commonly for its advantages of compression and ease of storage, being able to programmatically ZIP and UNZIP files presents a valuable facility to the Java developer. One can do such things as build applications that dynamically create ZIP files on an as needed basis from a specified set of files.