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From Matthew Hixson <>
Subject Re: ISP question:tomcat for multiple domains
Date Wed, 30 Aug 2000 17:46:50 GMT
On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, you wrote:

> Jack Gavigan wrote:
> > >You do not have to restart Tomcat for changes to
> > >Beans/Servlets if they are in WEB-INF/classes, only
> > >if they are in your system CLASSPATH.
> >
> > What about JARs in the WEB-INF/lib directory - will they get automatically reloaded
by Tomcat if they're altered?
> Nope, anything in the classpath does not get reloaded. Any jar file in a lib dir is added
to the classpath.
> >
> >
> > And will .class files in WEB-INF/lib get picked up by Tomcat, or do they have to
be JAR'd up?
> I don't think it will. put your ".class" files in the WEB-INF/classes directory and your
".jar" files in the WEB-INF/lib directory.

So is it correct to say that .class or .jar files that are in WEB-INF/classes
will automagically be reloaded without having to restart Tomcat, and that
.class or .jar file in WEB-INF/lib will not be reloaded unless you restart
Tomcat because they are part of the CLASSPATH?

Matt Hixson
Aventail Corporation
Seattle, Washington

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