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From Marcel Stör <>
Subject Re: properties file confusion
Date Thu, 10 Apr 2003 06:35:02 GMT
RE: properties file confusion> Probably because you're running Tomcat as a Windows service
with the
> local system account as the user, and the system32 directory is the
> default directory for the service.  

Oh yeah, that makes sense. Thanks.

> You'd be better off putting the location of your properties file in
> your web.xml: 
>     <init-param>
>       <param-name>properties</param-name>
>       <param-value>C:/myData/</param-value>
>     </init-param>
> and reading it from there using
> servletConfig.getInitParameter("properties"). 

My class is not a servlet. What would I do it if it is used by a regular desktop app? So,
servletConfig is not an option.

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