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Cached classes in tomcat 4

Gordon Jenkinson

Joined: Feb 03, 2002
Posts: 14
I'm using Tomcat 4.0 and when I update my class files I have to restart the server before they are active. My JSPs are fine as they are recomplied whenever they are changed.
Is there a way to force tomcat to reload classes without having to restart the server?

Gordon Jenkinson
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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There's an apache/tomcat forum on the JavaRanch where you'll find a more concentrated pool of expertise for that kind of question.
I think there's a way, but I haven't studied it - there are just too many pitfalls. Especially since the startup/shutdown cycle for Tomcat is fairly brief.

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