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From "Filip Hanik" <>
Subject RE: Specifying the root of your app???
Date Fri, 29 Jun 2001 22:53:25 GMT
getPathTranslated() and getPathInfo() from the HttpServletRequest object
should give you the info you need

Namaste - I bow to the divine in you
Filip Hanik
Software Architect

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Colin Brumelle []
>Sent: Friday, June 29, 2001 3:42 PM
>Subject: Specifying the root of your app???
>Hi All,
>My Problem:
>     When I need to read or write something to disk, I always have trouble
>finding out where the root of my application is... For example, If my
>application is in "webapps", Tomcat treats the "bin" directory as the root
>(because thats where its running). How do you specify a different directory
>as the "root" of your application? Or is there some other way to refer to
>the directory where the jsp is run from? (Through the servlet context???)
>Ideally, I just want to be able to say "look one directory up from wherever
>this jsp is run from, and open file "blah.xml" or something...
>Thanks a bunch...
>Colin Brumelle

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