RFR: 8173970: jar tool should have a way to extract to a directory

Jaikiran Pai jai.forums2013 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 10:46:37 UTC 2021

On 28/03/21 9:52 pm, Lance Andersen wrote:
>> On Mar 28, 2021, at 9:24 AM, Jaikiran Pai <jai.forums2013 at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:jai.forums2013 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Now when the user explicitly specifies the new -C or --dir option 
>> with the -P option for extract, something like:
>> jar -xfP foo.jar -C /tmp/hello/
> Given the support of -C/-dir is new and -P is there for backwards 
> compatibility then I see the choices are:
>   * Issue an error when -P and -C/-dir are specified together with -x
>   * Silently ignore the -P option
>   * Ignore -C/-dir and the behavior is if -xfP was specified.
> I am leaning towards an error given this is a new feature when -P and 
> -C/-dir are specified with -x

That sounds reasonable to me. I'll update the PR accordingly to take 
this into account.


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