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From Randall R Schulz <>
Subject Re: Tomcat Installation on linux
Date Mon, 26 Aug 2002 15:42:21 GMT

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

That's pretty odd. It's typical nowadays on Unix systems to omit "." from 
the PATH, so unless you've added "." (or an empty PATH element, which is to 
say a leading colon or two colons in a row), you need to enter "./shutdown" 
or a full path name ".../jakarta-tomcat-4.0.4/bin/" (where "..." 
is the directory in which the Tomcat installation was performed) in order 
to invoke the proper script.

The Segmentation fault certainly should not occur. If it was the JVM that 
crashed like that, it's a sure indication of a bug in the JVM or in a 
native (as in JNI) library used by your platform's Java system. Make sure 
you have the latest stable release of Java installed on your system.

Randall Schulz
Mountain View, CA USA

At 08:23 2002-08-26, khozaima shakir wrote:
>Hi Randall,
>Sorry, guess the way i typed was misleading, i typed just
>"" at command prompt.
>The directory that I was in when I type in or is 
>The output i get on shutdown is --  Segmentation fault
>>From: Randall R Schulz <>
>>Reply-To: "Tomcat Users List" <>
>>Subject: Re: Tomcat Installation on linux
>>Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 07:18:58 -0700
>>Where did you get that command from?
>>Here's what you did: You truncated your "" script. The ":" is 
>>the no-op command that is used when one wants to use side-effects (such 
>>as I/O redirection) without running a command. The ">" is similar to that 
>>of the DOS/CMD.exe/ in Windows, it redirects output to the 
>>file whose name follows. So you ran the null command (which produces no 
>>output) and redirected it to the "" script, thus truncating 
>>it. Had you used the append output redirection, ">>", all would be OK, 
>>since adding 0 bytes to the end of "" would not do any damage 
>>(it would only alter the last modification time of that file, which you 
>>could see with "ls -l").
>>So you'll have to retrieve the "" script from your Tomcat 
>>Then to use it, just invoke it. Since it usually does not run 
>>indefinitely and does not produce a lot of output or usually any 
>>particularly interesting output, there's no need to redirect its output.
>>I recommend that people recently switching from Windows to Linux or 
>>another Unix-like system get some tutorial materials on these basics. 
>>There are some vague similarities with Windows, but a lot is different 
>>and groping around in the dark is not really advisable.
>>Good luck.
>>Randall Schulz
>>Mountain View, CA USA
>>At 04:21 2002-08-26, khozaima shakir wrote:
>>>Hi Jhair,
>>>yes, I am running tomcat from shell.
>>>About shoutdown, I shutdown tomcat by : >

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