Repository Management with Nexus
For binary artifacts like jar files Nexus displays an Archive Browser panel, as visible in Figure 5.10, “Using the Archive Browser” that allows you to view the contents of the archive. Clicking on invidiual files in the browser will download them and potentially display them in your browser. This can be useful for quickly checking out the contents of an archive without manually downloading and extracting it.
The archive browser is a feature of Nexus Professional.