Resource with same path and name may exist in more than one JAR file on the classpath. Common cases are resources following a convention or that are part of a packaging specification. Examples for such resources are
To get access to all of these resources in different jars, one has to use a ClassLoader, which has a method for this. The returned
Enumeration can be conveniently converted to a
List using a Collections function.
Enumeration<URL> resEnum = MyClass.class.getClassLoader().getResources("META-INF/MANIFEST.MF"); ArrayList<URL> resources = Collections.list(resEnum);