Require war file within JRuby


I am a beginner with JRuby so please show mercy.

My question is that can I require a war file within JRuby? When I do a
require ‘file.war’ I get an error about not being able to load?

testJava.rb:5:in `require’: no such file to load

However, when I do a require for axis.jar (present in the same
directory, it
works fine. My question is can war files be required the same way as jar
files especially since they have the same format?

many thanks