Eclipse Zip Editor

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 13:28
cyeleighton's picture

It seems that nested archives (like LibreOffice_6.0.2_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz) are opened down-to-the-bottom.  I cannot extract the package, what I get is a list of files inside the package.  Additionally, the fact that RPM archives are expanded is undocumented.

cyeleighton's picture

Oops, it turns out that I was wrong—I misinterpreted the archive content.

gunnar's picture

Please consider adding tags fileExtension_jar and fileExtension_zip as tags. That would allow the plug-in to be automatically discovered by Eclipse when a user clicks on any of those files for the first time.


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!