Projects / fastjar


FastJar is an attempt to create a much faster replacement for Sun's 'jar' utility. Instead of being written in Java, FastJar is written in C and is around 50-100 times faster than its Java counterpart on Linux 2.X systems.


Recent releases

  •  16 Jan 2001 22:43

    Release Notes: Patches from the GCC development team have been integrated. fastjar should build on new platforms. Some new flags have been added.

    •  06 Dec 1999 13:30

      Release Notes: A bug with recursive archiving has been fixed (adding the archive to itself is not a pretty sight...).

      •  13 Oct 1999 03:44

        Release Notes: Applied patch to fix a compatibility issue.

        •  10 May 1999 12:13

          Release Notes: Added extraction and listing support (the -x and -t flags). All that's left before 1.0 is the -u flag and full manifest file support. There are various other bug-fixes in 0.85 as well.

          •  28 Apr 1999 18:38

            Release Notes: Added -C flag to change directories before adding files, improved summary compression report and added install/uninstall targets to Makefile.

            Recent comments

            12 Nov 2006 01:53 bonniot

            New home for fastjar
            Fastjar's home is now at (


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