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Show all the entries of zip file.

In this tutorial you will see how to show all the entries of zip file.

Show all the entries of zip file.

In this tutorial, We will  discuss how to show all the entries of a zip file.  The ZipFile  
class is used to read entries of zip files. The entries() methods of ZipFile class 
returns enumeration of zip file entries. The getName() method of ZipFile class
class returns name of available entry. The hasMoreElements() of Enumeration 
class check the availability of more entries in zip file, and nextElement()  
method returns next element of entry . 

About ZipFile API:

The class extends class. It 
provides the following methods:

Return Type Method Description 
enumeration entries() The entries() method returns enumeration of entries of zip file. 
String getName() The getName() method returns  the name of zip file entries.


import java.util.Enumeration;

public class ShowEntries {
  public static void main(String args[]) {
    try {
      ZipFile zipName = new ZipFile("");
      Enumeration enumEntries = zipName.entries();
     System.out.println("List of contents  in zip file");
      while (enumEntries.hasMoreElements()) {
ZipEntry zipEntry = (ZipEntryenumEntries.nextElement();
        String zipEntryName = zipEntry.getName();
    catch (IOException ioe) {
      System.out.println("IOException is :" + ioe);

Following is the output if you run the application

C:\>java ShowEntries
List contentsin zip file

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