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From "Caldarale, Charles R" <>
Subject RE: How to set up a special folder to list all files under it?
Date Mon, 01 Jan 2007 06:48:16 GMT
> From: kkus [] 
> Subject: How to set up a special folder to list all files under it?
> Now I need add a specific folder which will let user to browse
> all files under it without authentication.

I haven't personally tried the following, so take it with a grain of
salt.  Also, others might know an easier way to accomplish what you

Delivery of static content and directory listings is under control of
the default servlet, as defined in the conf/web.xml file.  By default,
this has the listings param set to false, to disable ad hoc browsing.  I
think you could copy the config for the default servlet, change
<servlet-name> from default to something appropriate for your purpose,
set the listings param to true, and add a servlet mapping for this
renamed default to use a <url-pattern> pointing to the directory you
want to store your public files in.  You would want to put this
redefined servlet definition and mapping in the WEB-INF/web.xml of the
webapp that will hold the public directory.

 - Chuck

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