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From Paul Yunusov <>
Subject Re: Document Root
Date Sat, 11 Jan 2003 16:09:12 GMT
On Saturday 11 January 2003 10:57 am, Jonathan Villa wrote:
> I just started messing around with Tomcat and would like to know if I
> can change the Document Root to a location which I prefer. For example,
> my machine (windows) has 2 partitions, c: and d:.  C is where I store my
> program files, including Apache, Netbeans, Tomcat, etc.  And D is where
> I have source code files which run under Apache. In my httpd.conf file I
> have DocumentRoot "d:/is/clients/".
> Now what makes this a Tomcat question is that I would like to have
> d:/is/java (notice that it's not under my apache docroot) as my
> directory for my java source code, so how can I do it.
> Foolish question but need clarification.
> What are the differences between c:/tomcat/work/standalone/localhost and
> c:/tomcat/webapps.  For example where do I put my code?!?  I am
> wondering because the docs say c:/tomcat/webapps, but yet when I hit
> localhost/examples/... it goes to c:/tomcat/work/standalone/localhost.
> Hope I make sense.
> Jonathan Villa
> Application Developer
> IS Design & Development
> 414.429.0327

Check this out:

in particular, the appBase attribute.

and this:
and the docBase attribute.

As for the work directory, it shouldn't bother you at all because it's for 
internal Tomcat use. The webapps directory is the default location for your 
web applications in Tomcat. You can change that location using the 
information from the first link above.


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