Eclipse Zip Editor

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rkucera's picture

Fills a gap in Eclipse for devops people. It's odd that the premier Java IDE for the last decade or two can't deal with simply extracting a class file from a jar/war for copying out to production server running an exploded legacy app. But it is what it is and this plugin closes the loop and coupled with Subversive, docker tooling, Git, Toad extension, DLTK, and RSE (thanks redhat!) does the trick and allows me to stay within the IDE for all tasks.

jdannenberg's picture

I am trying to use a Windows installed version and cannot use the ZIP Editor when the zip file resides on z/OS USS. I get Error detected parsing the header
at zipeditor.model.ZipModel.readStream(
at zipeditor.model.ZipModel.initialize(
at zipeditor.model.ZipModel.(
at zipeditor.ZipEditor.createModel(
at zipeditor.ZipEditor.setViewerInput(
at zipeditor.ZipEditor.createZipViewer(
at zipeditor.ZipEditor.createControls(
at zipeditor.ZipEditor.createContent(
at zipeditor.ZipEditor.createPartControl(

I used WINSCP and copied the file from z/OS USS to Windows and then was able to use the Zip Editor. Is there some other Eclipse tool that would be able to handle zip file on z/OS USS?

aloskutov's picture

I use it since ever and it works perfectly, as if I had written it for myself. Thanks for the great tool!