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From Ralf Suckow <Ralf.Suc...@alcatel.de>
Subject tomcat usage output missing/written twice
Date Fri, 24 Nov 2000 17:51:22 GMT
Hello,

I've just submitted the following problem/solution
to BugRat as Report number 429.

This is my first jakarta bug report,
so I'm taking advice from the web page to also
send it to the mailing list. Hope that helps 
and does not annoy too much, the submitted
bug is a minor problem ;-)

Yours,
Ralf

Bug Report 429:  tomcat usage output missing/written twice

The startup class does not write a usage
beyond "usage:" This makes it difficult 
to learn about the (very useful) options.
Also, if the -help option is used, the
usage is printed twice, second time with
"Wrong arguments", which is wrong :-)
Finally, tomcat is not checking for invalid arguments.

To fix this, I did the following:

In .../src/share/apache/tomcat/startup/LocalStrings.properties

replaced the line
tomcat.usage=usage:

by

tomcat.usage=usage: java org.apache.tomcat.startup.Tomcat options\n\
options are:\n\
\t-help        shows this help\n\
\thelp         same as -help\n\
\t-stop        shutdown tomcat\n\
\t-f file      use given file instead of
<tomcat.home>/conf/server.xml\n\
\t-config file same as -f file\n\
\t-h dir       use given directory instead of <tomcat.home>\n\
\t-home dir    same as -h dir\n

This has been tested with tomcat 3.1 by repackaging the jar and seems to
work.

In .../src/share/apache/tomcat/startup/Tomcat.java
changed two methods (NOT TESTED - I did never build tomcat):

    public void execute(String args[] ) throws Exception {
        if( ! processArgs( args ) ) {
           // 2 Lines Commented out because already done in processArgs:
           // System.out.println(sm.getString("tomcat.wrongargs"));
           // printUsage();
            return;
        }

    public  boolean processArgs(String[] args) {
        for (int i = 0; i < args.length; i++) {
            String arg = args[i];

            
            if (arg.equals("-help") || arg.equals("help")) {
                printUsage();
                return false;
                
            } else if (arg.equals("-stop")) {
                doStop=true;

            } else if (arg.equals("-f") || arg.equals("-config")) {
                i++;
                if( i < args.length )
                    configFile = args[i];

            } else if (arg.equals("-h") || arg.equals("-home")) {
                i++;
                if (i < args.length)
                    System.getProperties().put("tomcat.home", args[i]);
            // added the following three lines
            } else { // do not allow for bad options
                printUsage();
                return false;
            }
        }
        return true;
    }        

Yours,
Ralf

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