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From "khozaima shakir" <>
Subject Re: Tomcat Installation on linux
Date Mon, 26 Aug 2002 15:23:16 GMT
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 
>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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