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From Vy Ho <>
Subject Re: Setting the directory under "work"
Date Mon, 15 Nov 2004 18:49:39 GMT

Thank you for the reply.  Translating your advice, this null is the name 
of the "engine" used for embedded tomcat.  So, I do this:


And now, "Somename" is shown up in the "work" directory instead of null 
(after deleting null).

Thanks again,


Shapira, Yoav wrote:

>The work directory is where Tomcat stores its work products.  Examples
>for this include serialized sessions, compiled JSPs, and potentially
>other files.  The work directory is broken into subdirectories for the
>engine ("Standalone" is the default engine name for Tomcat Standalone:
>see your server.xml), host ("localhost" is the default), and app path.
>When using Embedded Tomcat, if configured properly it will automatically
>do the right stuff with the work directory.
>Yoav Shapira
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Vy Ho []
>>Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 1:21 PM
>>To: Tomcat Users List
>>Subject: Setting the directory under "work"
>>Running Tomcat 5 under standalone mode, it creates a directory called
>>"work" under tomcat's root.  Under that directory, there is a directory
>>named "Standalone".  First, what is this thing?  When I run the Tomcat
>>5.5 under embedded mode, things run fine, but under "work", I saw a
>>"null" folder.  That's not so good.  So, how do I set this value to be
>>more appropriate?
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