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From David Smith <>
Subject Re: changing webapps path
Date Wed, 16 Apr 2008 14:35:27 GMT
Andre Hübner wrote:
> Hi List,
> i use tomcat 5.5.26 on Suse Linux 10.1
> Tomcat is installed  in /usr/share/tomcat5   Newly created webapps are 
> created in /usr/share/tomcat5/webapps
> Now i want to change this Path for new uploaded webapps.  I could make 
> symlink to folder i want but i think there must be a cleaner way.
> I read of parameter workDir in a tutorial but cannot find this in 
> admin-application. Is this changeable for user over admin/manager or an 
> other conf-setting?
> Please give me a little hint.
> Thank you
> Andre
If you are doing this on a singular webapp basis, you could set the 
docBase of your webapp's <Context ...> element.  If you'd like all 
webapp's for a host to be stored in a different place, you could set the 
appBase attribute of the respective <Host ... > element in server.xml.


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