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From Christoph Nenning <>
Subject Re: Symlinks to index JSP files.
Date Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:59:39 GMT
> Hi all,
> I'm having some trouble with tomcat and symbolic links. I am working 
> OSX and I use a local instance of Tomcat to do some testing before
> deploying my site elsewhere.
> What I want to do: I'd like to create a small script which will stop
> tomcat, clear out old deployment folders, rebuild my project, copy the
> resulting WAR file to the webapps folder, restart tomcat, wait for
> deployment to finish, and finally replace a JSP file with a symbolic 
> to the corresponding file that is in my workspace.
> Why I want to do this: I'd like to be able to quickly rebuild and 
> my WAR and also edit my JSP files and see those changes by simply
> refreshing the already-open page.

e.g. eclipse provides good support for such a workflow. You would not need 
symlinks then...

You can find out more here:


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