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Can I write to a directory outside the j2ee container?

Marilyn de Queiroz
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I want my servlet to write to the equivalent of C:\store, however, because I'm using Linux, I want to write to /store. I have tried adding
<virtual-directory virtual-path="/store" real-path="/store/" />
and
<virtual-directory virtual-path="/store" real-path="~//store/" />
and
<virtual-directory virtual-path="/store" real-path="/../../../../../store/" />
to {OC4J_HOME}/j2ee/home/application-deployments/myApp/myApp/orion-web.xml with no success. The webapp still tries to write to
{OC4J_HOME}/j2ee/home/store

Can I write outside the j2ee container?


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Brahim Bakayoko
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Yes.
Make sure to use the File class static fields separator and pathSeparator (or the char versions).


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Jeroen Wenting
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you can indeed, IF the application server allows it (many don't or can have file permissions outside the web application directory disallowed for security reasons).


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