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PrEd is a Java-based graphical utility to find and edit Java property files in JAR, WAR, and other kinds of ZIP archives. It is an appropriate tool for customizing Java applications which use XML and Property files for their configuration. It provides an interface to edit the property values of property files and to edit the values of XML text nodes and attributes. No knowledge of XML is needed to edit XML files. The program can update JAR and WAR files without having to extract them.

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  •  05 Sep 2004 23:24

    Release Notes: Nested archive support has been added to PrEd [AKA EAR support]. The preferences screen has been updated for the nested archive support. Tool tips have been added to menu entries. Icons have been added for XML and Property Files in the overview table. The table header is now updated with the opened archive file name. Property files, which have been changed, are now marked bold. If the archive is updated, the marked files are reset.

    •  03 Aug 2004 14:20

      Release Notes: XML editing features were added. The default setting of files types is now both XML and property files. The readme file was updated, and documentation was added in the form of a Web site. A Unix-like shell script for PrEd was added, but has not been tested yet. Error handling and messages were updated in a number of places. A preferences dialog was added to set the extraction path and the file types to scan for.


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