Create archive or zip using Java

With this example I will show you how to create an archive or zip from multiple files using Java language.

If you already have an idea on how to create a maven project in Eclipse will be great otherwise I will tell you here how to create a maven project in Eclipse.

The following things are required in order to run the application

Eclipse Kepler
JDK 1.8
Have maven 3 installed and configured

Now we will see the below steps how to create a maven based spring project in Eclipse

Step 1. Create a standalone maven project in Eclipse

Go to File -> New -> Other. On popup window under Maven select Maven Project. Then click on Next. Select the workspace location – either default or browse the location. Click on Next. Now in next window select the row as highlighted from the below list of archtypes and click on Next button.


Now enter the required fields (Group Id, Artifact Id) as shown below

Group Id : com.roytuts
Artifact Id : java

Step 2. Modify the pom.xml file as shown below.

Step 3. Create a method to create archieve or zip from multiple files

Step 4. Create a junit test case

Step 5. Now run the junit test class, you will get the zip output in “D” drive.

Thanks for reading.


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