I have my application installed on Tomcat server. I created a softlink from within my application context to a data folder which is outside the appliation context.
Say for e.g. my app name is abc and i create a folder named test within it so /abc/test/ points to a data folder outside the application context.
Now when I run this web application, I want to fetch one of the files under the data folder (Which is outside the application context), I actually point to /abc/test/ and then the path to that file.
Say it's a text/image file, I am able to get the contents of this data folder by creating the softlink, but when I try to open this text/image file using my softlink, it says File not found, whereas the file is very much there...