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file path in web container

John McDonald
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Joined: Jul 01, 2003
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Hi there, I would like to deposit a dynamic generated page for subsequent calls. But I don't know how to set a path for it. As you know, that the general path for web container as follow:

If my servlet generates a.html, b.html under above directory, how do I set the path relative to that directory?

I don't want to has java code to pick up by environment variable. and my servlet package is a.b.c because I want to turn this servlet to bean in phrase 2. Thank you very much.

Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

One thing to keep in mind.
Java webapps aren't always deployed as a file system directory.
When they are, you can get the system path to any resource within your application using java.lang.String)" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ServletContext.getRealPath

If your webapp is deployed as a packed war file this method will return null.

A more robust way of doing this is to use context init params or servlet init params that are configured in web.xml.

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