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From "Peter Crowther" <>
Subject RE: tomcat base vs. home
Date Tue, 02 Aug 2005 15:00:13 GMT
> From: Sternbergh, Cornell [] 
> Is Tomcat home the place tomcat looks for its stuff and Tomcat base
> where it looks for applications?  And then where would the HTML/JSP
> pages go?

Not quite.  HOME is where the Tomcat binaries live.  BASE allows you to
set up an alternative structure of conf/logs/temp/webapps/work so that
you can host multiple Tomcats from the same set of binaries - I use this
to run several Tomcat 5.0.28s.  My batch file is as follows:

set CATALINA_BASE=c:\cattery\bodington2
start catalina run

Under c:\cattery\bodington2 (one of my Tomcat installations) you'll find
conf, logs, temp, webapps and work, with conf/server.xml and so forth.
So possibly not quite what you want - there's more there than just the

You might want to investigate the appBase attribute in server.xml,

		- Peter

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