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Hi guys! I start/stop Tomcat 5.5 from Ant 1.6.2 using the following tasks:
This works but I have a few questions: 1. is there any better solution? 2. is it possible not to print in output all those messages that come from the execution of the jar? 3. is there a way to check from Ant if Tomcat is already running or not? I asked this because now my start-tomcat task depends on stop-tomcat, but if the server is NOT running when the stop-tomcat is executed I get error messages (and then the build continues).
Thank you in advance Giovanni :-) [ April 07, 2005: Message edited by: Giovanni De Stefano ]
I am deploying my application after shutting down tomcat and restarting it later. I tried out your method and had a problem this approach, in that tomcat threw an error that it was unable to find the java compiler in order to compile my jsps.
I have tried the <exec> task of ant and it works fine for me
Can anyone let me know why I was getting the error using the earlier approach and if it is advisable to use <exec> instead of <java>