.jar & .tar

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    .jar & .tar

    hi

    i am using and updated nexus one and i have downloaded .jar and .tar file on the sd card but when i try open them using es file manager the donot open
    when i tap the file i get opne as with the following option
    text
    audio
    video
    image

    what should i do to open these files

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    I'm thinking you need to put them on a Windows computer. Those are Windows files, not Android/linux files.

    But then I'm good with hardware. I could easily be way off base here.

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    thanx a lot but i have mac and need to install the .jar and .tar files on nexus one. would appreciate help in resolving this issue

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    A .jar file is a Java archive. A .tar file is a Unix archive. Programs like Winrar (rarlabs) will open them and there's a Mac client available so you can do that then transfer the unarchived files over to your phone.

    I think some file managers open them right on the phone as well but I've never tried.

    Edit: BTW when you say you need to "install" the files, are they programs? Typically a .jar doesn't need any special handling as the JVM will open them directly as-is.

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    yes these are programs but dont seem to open them

    if you can help i would appreciate it

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    I'm not so sure you can. For example, even though a .jar is a Java program, Android doesn't run a native JVM - it runs Dalvik. Android needs .apk archives so I think you need to convert it.

    I take it the programs are not in the Android market where you can download them properly?

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