May 5, 2013 · 2 min read
##### Before going into JAR Java details, let us observe the drawbacks of zip file. You create zip file on Windows platform and the question is can you unzip on a different platform like Linux. No, not possible. Zipping algorithms are platform-dependent. That is, the zip file (.zip extension) you created on Windows should be unzipped on Windows only. Similarly, **pkzip** is the command to create zip file on DOS platform.