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.
Release Notes: Patches from the GCC development team have been integrated. fastjar should build on new platforms. Some new flags have been added.
Release Notes: A bug with recursive archiving has been fixed (adding the archive to itself is not a pretty sight...).
Release Notes: Applied patch to fix a compatibility issue.
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.
Release Notes: Added -C flag to change directories before adding files, improved summary compression report and added install/uninstall targets to Makefile.