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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Howto read files
Date Mon, 04 Oct 2004 13:38:06 GMT

Use ServletContext#getResource(AsStream) or Class#getResource(AsStream),
as described in the Tomcat FAQ.

Yoav Shapira
Millennium Research Informatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: dmu2201 []
>Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 9:34 AM
>Subject: Howto read files
>Hi ML....
>I'm having a problem with tomcat because I would like to read a certain
>XML file in a 'data' dir. The problem is that the relative path does
>  new File("data/questionnaires.xml/");
>does not give the file since Tomcat is started from its bin dir and not
>from my /webapps/PROJECT dir.
>How do I, in a "nice" manner access that file with, hopefully, a
>relative path. I need a relative path or some kind of 'property' that
>enables me to access the file, independent of operating system.
>I have tried to use a <Context path="/PROJECT" docBase="PROJECT" |
>docBase="webapps/PROJECT" /> in a context.xml file in a META-INF dir,
>but no luck :-(
>My dir structure:
>--/data  <---The dir I want to access
>Hope someone can help...
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