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// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// CreateZipFile.java
// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 * =============================================================================
 * Copyright (c) 1998-2005 Jeffrey M. Hunter. All rights reserved.
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 * permission. Application to host any of the material elsewhere can be made by
 * contacting me at jhunter@idevelopment.info.
 * I have made every effort and taken great care in making sure that the source
 * code and other content included on my web site is technically accurate, but I
 * disclaim any and all responsibility for any loss, damage or destruction of
 * data or any other property which may arise from relying on it. I will in no
 * case be liable for any monetary damages arising from such loss, damage or
 * destruction.
 * As with any code, ensure to test this code in a development environment
 * before attempting to run it in production.
 * =============================================================================
import java.util.zip.ZipOutputStream;
import java.util.zip.ZipEntry;
import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;

 * -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Used to provide an example of creating a zip file.
 * @version 1.0
 * @author  Jeffrey M. Hunter  (jhunter@idevelopment.info)
 * @author  http://www.idevelopment.info
 * -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

public class CreateZipFile {

    private static void doCreateZipFile(String[] files) {

        String zipFileName = files[0];
        byte[] buf = new byte[1024];

        try {

            ZipOutputStream out = new ZipOutputStream(new FileOutputStream(zipFileName));

            System.out.println("Archive:  " + zipFileName);

            // Compress the files
            for (int i=1; i<files.length; i++) {

                FileInputStream in = new FileInputStream(files[i]);
                System.out.println("  adding: " + files[i]);

                out.putNextEntry(new ZipEntry(files[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

            // Complete the ZIP file

        } catch (IOException e) {


     * Sole entry point to the class and application.
     * @param args Array of String arguments.
    public static void main(String[] args) {

        if (args.length < 2) {
            System.err.println("Usage: java CreateZipFile outputzipfilename filename1, filename2, ...");
        } else {





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