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From Dakota Jack <>
Subject Re: [FileUpload] ??
Date Sun, 01 May 2005 11:48:17 GMT
Just look at the String returned and you will see what the answer is. 
Sorry for being so direct, but this how simple an answer to your
question is.

On 4/30/05, Frances <> wrote:
> Hello, I'm just starting out w/jak.commons.FileUpload..
> I'm running a bunch of Tomcat webapps successfully, both locally on my
> Windows machine (Tomcat 5.0.27) and at server where my website is..
> (Tomcat 5.0.25) w/o having to change any code in any of them.. (even one
> that connects to a MySQL db, each on their respective servers..)
> however, just got started w/j.c.FileUpload, and even though I have
> followed directions to the letter as they appear here
> and deployed the app w/o having changed anything at all in
> fileuploaddemo.jsp, and have same HTML form as shown in this example,
> files simply don't get uploaded..  I don't get errors, get to where I'm
> supposed to get after req gets processed, but files don't get uploaded,
> and well, not even sure where to look for them..  what exactly does this
> line do?
>     File savedFile = new File(getServletContext().getRealPath("/"),
> fullFile.getName());
> does this path take me to root of app? or where? (b/c uploaded files
> don't show up there or anywhere else w/in app..)
> (I looked up getRealPath() in Servlet API, it says, "Returns a String
> containing the real path for a given virtual path."
> pls, what is meant by "given virtual path"?)  would appreciate any
> help.. thank you very much...  Frances
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