Unzips a zip-, war-, tar- or jarfile.

For JDK 1.1 "last modified time" field is set to current time instead of being carried from the archive file.

PatternSets are used to select files to extract from the archive. If no patternset is used, all files are extracted.

FileSets may be used used to select archived files to perform unarchival upon.

File permissions will not be restored on extracted files.

The untar task recognizes the long pathname entries used by GNU tar.


Attribute Description Required
src archive file to expand. Yes, if filesets are not used.
dest directory where to store the expanded files. Yes
overwrite Overwrite files, even if they are newer than the corresponding entries in the archive (true or false, default is true). No
compression Note: This attribute is only available for the untar task.
compression method. Allowable values are "none", "gzip" and "bzip2". Default is "none".
encoding Note: This attribute is not available for the untar task.
The character encoding that has been used for filenames inside the zip file. For a list of possible values see http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2/docs/guide/internat/encoding.doc.html.
Defaults to "UTF8", use the magic value native-encoding for the platform's default character encoding.


<unzip src="/${tomcat_src}/tools-src.zip" dest="${tools.home}"/>

<gunzip src="/tools.tar.gz"/>

<untar src="/tools.tar" dest="${tools.home}"/>

<unzip src="/${tomcat_src}/tools-src.zip"

        <include name="**/*.java"/>
        <exclude name="**/Test*.java"/>

<unzip dest="${tools.home}">
        <include name="**/*.java"/>
        <exclude name="**/Test*.java"/>

    <fileset dir=".">
        <include name="**/*.zip"/>
        <exclude name="**/tmp*.zip"/>


Source: Apache Ant