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From Shailesh Kochhar <>
Subject Tomcat 5.0: Configuring default directory property
Date Wed, 26 Jan 2005 18:08:06 GMT

I'm running Tomcat 5.0.28 on Win2K and I'm trying to set the default
directory that Tomcat uses when creating/reading files.

I have some dll files that need to be loaded by my webapp and need to
be present in the default directory. I created a jsp page to figure
out what the directory was, and it turns out that it's
C:\WINNT\System32 which is obviously a bad place to put app specific

I've tried setting the workDir for both the Host (localhost) and the
Context (foo) in server.xml and placing my dlls there, but with no

I also tried placing the dlls in
$CATALINA_HOME\work\Catalina\localhost\foo - but that didn't work
either. It seems that my app works only when the dlls are in
C:\WinNT\System32 and I really don't want to leave them there.


  - Shailesh

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