directory structure in Tomcat
Posted on 2004-10-26
(1) i read somewhere that, if the directory structure within C:\tomcat\webapps is the correct format, then , u don't need to use ANT to deploy the appliaction, u just copy the .java files in the correct location, and when u start tomcat, it will compile the code, etc. can someone show me the proper directory structure for this ?
(2) also, the webapp uses some java libraries that need to be in the classpath. is there any way to have that path added to the classpath automatically? i don';t want to tell the client that he has to set the classpath manually.
(3) one last Q, .. i want to use a .properties file from my webapp .. where should i physically place the file? i tried placing it in the same folder as the .class files, but it didn't work .. it only worked when i placed it in c:\tomcat\bin\ but i don't want to do that, becoz, what i'm trying to do is, give the client a folder, and all that is required is to place it in c:\tomcat\webapps, i don't want to tell him to manually copy a file into c:\tomcat\bin