.WAR File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .WAR extension:

Java Web Archive

Java Web Archive

A WAR file is a compressed package containing Java-based web components and applications that are run on a web server. It is formatted the same way as a .JAR file, but includes additional information that tells the application server which Java servlet class to run.

WAR files may contain server-side utility classes (such as database beans and shopping carts), static web resources (HTML, image, and sound files), and client-side classes (applets and utility classes). They can be run on a web server using a supporting program such as the Tomcat Web Application Manager within Apache.

Since WAR files are saved in an archive format, the contents of a WAR file can be extracted using a file decompression utility like Stuffit Expander.

Software's name License Platforms
Apache Tomcat Apache Tomcat Free LinuxMacWindows
Corel WinZip Mac Corel WinZip Mac Commercial Mac
ESTsoft ALZip ESTsoft ALZip Freeware Windows
File Viewer Plus File Viewer Plus Free Trial Windows
RARLAB WinRAR RARLAB WinRAR Shareware Windows
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Commercial Windows
Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac Commercial Mac
unrar unrar Linux

Updated: April 27, 2018

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