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From <Ralph.Gro...@itdz-berlin.de>
Subject RE: How to identify version of a running Tomcat and similar trivia
Date Thu, 02 Feb 2006 09:49:58 GMT
Hi Mike,

yesterday I already found out (thanks to a hint from Tim Funk)
that in the "official" Apache Tomcat tarball
a version.sh wrapper script is included.
Having had a deko at the file also revealed to be nothing more
than a mere invocation of catalina.sh script with the argument
"version", exactly as you are proposing.
The only drawback is that not every Tomcat bundler, like HP in my
case, seems to have an affection for those handy scripts.
It also seems to be heavily version dependent to find or miss
one.
E.g. on this hpux box of ours I've currently two versions of
Tomcat installed.
(on other boxes there are even more concurrent releases, which
increases the confusion and sparked my interest in a quick way to
identify a running Tomcat)
However, only the newer release seems to be shipped with a
catalina.sh.
Still this doesn't get me any further since it only comes up with
a usage screen:

# find /opt/hpws/tomcat /opt/hpapache2/tomcat -type f -name
catalina.sh
/opt/hpws/tomcat/bin/catalina.sh

# /opt/hpws/tomcat/bin/catalina.sh version
Using CATALINA_BASE:   /opt/hpws/tomcat
Using CATALINA_HOME:   /opt/hpws/tomcat
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /opt/hpws/tomcat/temp
Using JAVA_HOME:       /opt/java1.5
Usage: catalina.sh ( commands ... )
commands:
  debug             Start Catalina in a debugger
  debug -security   Debug Catalina with a security manager
  embedded          Start Catalina in embedded mode
  jpda start        Start Catalina under JPDA debugger
  run               Start Catalina in the current window
  run -security     Start in the current window with security
manager
  start             Start Catalina in a separate window
  start -security   Start in a separate window with security
manager
  stop              Stop Catalina


But I appreceate your reply, and assume that the catalina.sh call
for your release and platform most likely will output the
requested info.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Sabroff [mailto:mike.sabroff@cygnusb2b.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 8:49 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: How to identify version of a running Tomcat and
similar
> trivia
> 
> 
> 
> 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
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