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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Where should I put properties files
Date Fri, 19 Sep 2003 13:12:46 GMT

I generally disagree, but don't want to start a big discussion, just
solve that guy's problem. ;)

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Christopher Williams []
>Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 5:03 AM
>To: Tomcat Users List;
>Subject: Re: Where should I put properties files
>Configuration files are a problem area in Java, particularly J2EE.  You
>1. Use a Preferences object (although I personally have found this
>painful - you need to provide a UI to set up and administer your
>and system preferences require admin privileges on Windows).
>2. Put your config file in a directory off the user's home directory.
>System.getProperty("user.home") to retrieve the home directory and
build up
>the path to your file.  Indicate in your documentation that the web
>must run in the context of a aprticular user.
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