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From Mike Sabroff <mike.sabr...@cygnusb2b.com>
Subject Re: How to identify version of a running Tomcat and similar trivia
Date Wed, 01 Feb 2006 19:48:42 GMT

go to tomcat/bin
type "catalina.sh version"
output will look like:
Using CATALINA_BASE:   /usr/local/tomcat
Using CATALINA_HOME:   /usr/local/tomcat
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /usr/local/tomcat/temp
Using JRE_HOME:       /usr/local/java
Server version: Apache Tomcat/5.5.12
Server built:   Sep 23 2005 09:40:42
Server number:  5.5.12.0
OS Name:        Linux
OS Version:     2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
Architecture:   i386
JVM Version:    1.5.0_06-b05
JVM Vendor:     Sun Microsystems Inc.



Tim Funk wrote:
> Tomcat is like any server based java app. It will always require a 
> convulted classpath as well as multiple classloaders to do anything 
> interesting.
>
> The most failsafe way to get the version regarless of the packaging is 
> to do the following: (no, i'm not kidding)
> 1) find catalina.jar. It *should* be in server/lib/catalina.jar of 
> your tomcat installation
> 2) Open it with winzip like program
> 3) Look for ServerInfo.properties (in org/apache/catalina/util/)
> 4) In that file is ther server version
>
> The version.sh script is just a wrapper the created the appropriate 
> classpath so that the properties file can be loaded.
>
>
> -Tim
>
> Ralph.Grothe@itdz-berlin.de wrote:
>
>> Hi Tim,
>> <SNIP>
>>
>> Only problem is, my Tomcat depot on this box (randomly picked one
>> of our HP-UX boxes, but we also have Tomcats running on Linux,
>> AIX, Solaris (and probably Win32) doesn't seem to have bundled
>> such a wrapper script.
>
>
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-- 
Mike Sabroff
Web Services
Developer
mike.sabroff@cygnusb2b.com
920-568-8379


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