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Subject Re: war files and directories
Date Sat, 03 Jun 2000 22:03:35 GMT
My recommndation regarding the tomcat-apache.conf :
Create a new file , call it tomcat_apache.conf or whatever you want and
include this one in the http.conf.
In most of the cases you would rather like have control on that file and
don't let Tomcat update it by it's self becuase it cannot guess all you
setting preferences exactly as you want them to be.

For the .war files i have never used them yet. You can start without using
war files. Place your servlets/beans in WEB-INF/classes and you should be
fine. Later when you decide to deploy you may put all your application
files/classes in a .war file. The .war file is not created automatically and
it's not a requirement.
JSP files for a context go into TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/contextName/jsp/

----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Gordon <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2000 4:05 PM
Subject: war files and directories

> I just installed Tomcat on my RedHat Linux 6.2. I used to use
> ApacheJserv, and find Tomcat hard to follow by comparison.
> What is a war file? How is it added to the webapps directory? Do we have
> to employ the directory structure set in the examples? (The WEB-INF
> directory is counter-intuitive.) What's the difference between the
> tomcat.conf and tomcat-apache.conf? I notice the latter is updated  when
> I add a context to server.xml, but no war file is placed in the webapps.
> /root appears often in the config files. Is this related to the ROOT
> directory in webapps? What is it?
> If you can answer any or all of these questions, I'd appreciate it!
> Thanks,
> Brian
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