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Create Zip File In Windows and Extract Zip File In Linux

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I had created a zip file (together with directory) under Windows as follow (Code are picked from [http://www.exampledepot.com/egs/java.util.zip/CreateZip.html|http://www.exampledepot.com/egs/java.util.zip/CreateZip.html] ) :
package sandbox;

import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.util.zip.ZipEntry;
import java.util.zip.ZipOutputStream;

/**
 *
 * @author yan-cheng.cheok
 */
public class Main {

    /**
     * @param args the command line arguments
     */
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // These are the files to include in the ZIP file
        String[] filenames = new String[]{"MyDirectory" + File.separator + "MyFile.txt"};

        // Create a buffer for reading the files
        byte[] buf = new byte[1024];

        try {
            // Create the ZIP file
            String outFilename = "outfile.zip";
            ZipOutputStream out = new ZipOutputStream(new FileOutputStream(outFilename));

            // Compress the files
            for (int i=0; i<filenames.length; i++) {
                FileInputStream in = new FileInputStream(filenames);

// Add ZIP entry to output stream.
out.putNextEntry(new ZipEntry(filenames[i]));

// Transfer bytes from the file to the ZIP file
int len;
while ((len = in.read(buf)) > 0) {
out.write(buf, 0, len);
}

// Complete the entry
out.closeEntry();
in.close();
}

// Complete the ZIP file
out.close();
} catch (IOException e) {
e.printStackTrace();
}

}

}
The newly created zip file can be extracted without problem under Windows, by using  [http://www.exampledepot.com/egs/java.util.zip/GetZip.html|http://www.exampledepot.com/egs/java.util.zip/GetZip.html] 

However, I realize if I extract the newly created zip file under Linux, using modified version of  [http://www.exampledepot.com/egs/java.util.zip/GetZip.html|http://www.exampledepot.com/egs/java.util.zip/GetZip.html] . The original version doesn't check for directory using zipEntry.isDirectory()).
public static boolean extractZipFile(File zipFilePath, boolean overwrite) {
InputStream inputStream = null;
ZipInputStream zipInputStream = null;
boolean status = true;

try {
inputStream = new FileInputStream(zipFilePath);

zipInputStream = new ZipInputStream(inputStream);
final byte[] data = new byte[1024];

while (true) {
ZipEntry zipEntry = null;
FileOutputStream outputStream = null;

try {
zipEntry = zipInputStream.getNextEntry();

if (zipEntry == null) break;

final String destination = Utils.getUserDataDirectory() + zipEntry.getName();

if (overwrite == false) {
if (Utils.isFileOrDirectoryExist(destination)) continue;
}

if (zipEntry.isDirectory())
{
Utils.createCompleteDirectoryHierarchyIfDoesNotExist(destination);
}
else
{
final File file = new File(destination);
// Ensure directory is there before we write the file.
Utils.createCompleteDirectoryHierarchyIfDoesNotExist(file.getParentFile());

int size = zipInputStream.read(data);

if (size > 0) {
outputStream = new FileOutputStream(destination);

do {
outputStream.write(data, 0, size);
size = zipInputStream.read(data);
} while(size >= 0);
}
}
}
catch (IOException exp) {
log.error(null, exp);
status = false;
break;
}
finally {
if (outputStream != null) {
try {
outputStream.close();
}
catch (IOException exp) {
log.error(null, exp);
break;
}
}

if (zipInputStream != null) {
try {
zipInputStream.closeEntry();
}
catch (IOException exp) {
log.error(null, exp);
break;
}
}
}

} // while(true)
}
catch (IOException exp) {
log.error(null, exp);
status = false;
}
finally {
if (zipInputStream != null) {
try {
zipInputStream.close();
} catch (IOException ex) {
log.error(null, ex);
}
}

if (inputStream != null) {
try {
inputStream.close();
} catch (IOException ex) {
log.error(null, ex);
}
}
}
return status;
}
*"MyDirectory\MyFile.txt" instead of MyFile.txt being placed under folder MyDirectory.*

I try to solve the problem by changing the zip file creation code to

+String[] filenames = new String[]{"MyDirectory" + "/" + "MyFile.txt"};+

But, is this an eligible solution, by hard-coded the seperator? Will it work under Mac OS? (I do not have a Mac to try out)

p/s To be honest, I do a cross post at  [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2549766/create-zip-file-in-windows-and-extract-zip-file-in-linux|http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2549766/create-zip-file-in-windows-and-extract-zip-file-in-linux] Just want to get more opinion on this.

Edited by: yccheok on Apr 26, 2010 11:41 AM