How do you run a program when tomcat starts up? When tomcat starts up I need to start up a program which does some initializing, and starts a thread when tomcat starts. I would also like to shut this program down when tomcat shutdowns.
I use a .bat program(tom.bat) to start tomcat. I put it in the Windows folder. When I go to MS-DOS Prompt from the start menu, it opens a dos window with the directory set to C:\Windows. I just type in tom. Here is my .bat program:
You would want to also include code to start your other program. Im not as sure about stopping. I stop tomcat from the dos window that is already open. Sorry I know just enough DOS to get by. Hope that helps [This message has been edited by Randall Twede (edited February 12, 2001).]
Edit the startup.bat file under jakarta-tomcat-1.3.2\bin directory call your bat file at the :start function For example change your startup.bat by adding the second line as below :start call "%TOMCAT_HOME%\bin\tomcat" start %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9 call "c:\yourbatfile.bat" Hope this helps Ajan
[This message has been edited by Ajan Balakrishnan (edited February 12, 2001).]