How to download a zip file in Java

In our previous article, we showed how to download a file of any type from a servlet.

Now for zip files, things are a bit different, in this tutorial, we specifically show how to write a zip file to an HTTP response and download it to the browser.

1- Download a Zip file

In order to download a zip file in Java, we need to firstly set the content type of the HTTP response as “application/zip” and then write the zip file to the ServletOutputStream.

The following piece of code can be used whenever we need to download a zip file in Java:

Hussein Terek

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