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sean cee
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Joined: Oct 24, 2000
Posts: 115
Hi all,
I have a problem with this method.
I am running my servlet in install-dir/webpages/WEB-INF/servlets/
and have in install-dir/webpages/WEB-INF/ but
my Servlet doesn't read initialization values. I dont' know why.
I thought I set up all the CLASSPATH and PATH right..
Can you think of anything?

Sean <br />SCJP2, SCJP2p1.4, SCWCD
Carl Trusiak

Joined: Jun 13, 2000
Posts: 3340
You need to find out what directory is the actual working directory for your servlet. It's not always obvious. Put a debug printout in your servlet to tell you this info. You obtain it using System.getProperty("user.dir"). Then ensure your property file is place in the directory it shows.
Hope this helps

I Hope This Helps
Carl Trusiak, SCJP2, SCWCD
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