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Trouble accessing a file after moving to Linux

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I have moved my application over to a linux box hosting with tomcat.  One on my classes accesses a file with the following code

  private File logDir = new File( getClass().getResource( "./log" ).getPath());
  private File log = new File( logDir.getPath() + "/samplework.log" );

On NT, it refers to a file in WEB-INF/classes/projectName

However, on linux i get a null pointer exception.  And when i comment out the lines that have to do with the file it works what changes do i need to make to get this to work on the linux platform? Thanks
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