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What is an EAR file?

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(Enterprise Application Archive) files are zipped archive files that contain J2EE application components such as Web applications (packaged in WAR files) and EJBs. J2EE application containers import EAR files into the application environment at runtime and deploy the components within each EAR file as separate Web applications.

This was first published in March 2002

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