How do I decompress a zip file using ZipInputStream?

The code below shows how to decompress and extract files from a zip archive. In the example we use the class.



public class UnzipDemo {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        String zipName = "";

        try (FileInputStream fis = new FileInputStream(zipName);
             ZipInputStream zis =
                 new ZipInputStream(new BufferedInputStream(fis))) {

            ZipEntry entry;

            // Read each entry from the ZipInputStream until no
            // more entry found indicated by a null return value
            // of the getNextEntry() method.
            while ((entry = zis.getNextEntry()) != null) {
                System.out.println("Unzipping: " + entry.getName());

                int size;
                byte[] buffer = new byte[2048];

                try (FileOutputStream fos =
                         new FileOutputStream(entry.getName());
                     BufferedOutputStream bos =
                         new BufferedOutputStream(fos, buffer.length)) {

                    while ((size =, 0, buffer.length)) != -1) {
                        bos.write(buffer, 0, size);
        } catch (IOException e) {

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