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Will Myers
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Joined: Aug 05, 2009
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I'm trying to start Tomcat from a cmd window but it doesn't appear to do anything and no logs are produced so I can't diagnose the problem, all I get is 4 lines telling what environment variables it is using. Any ideas?

Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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That looks like it started OK. The process runs in the background, and will write all further output to log files - check the C:\apache-tomcat-6.0.20\logs directory.
PrasannaKumar Sathiyanantham
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Joined: Nov 12, 2009
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After running the startup.bat type in your browser http://localhost:8080/

if it shows the tomcat webpage then your tomcat is up and running...

If not then there is a file called bootstrap.rar in bin folder ......Just to make sure run the shudown.bat and then bootstrap.jar and startup.bat ...

It must be working fine for sure.......

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Will Myers
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Joined: Aug 05, 2009
Posts: 370

Well it wasn't starting because it didn't like a value in my environment variables, there was no logging and no seperate window to tell me this, I had to retrace my steps one by one to find the issue, nice
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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Actually there was a window, it just opened and closed real fast.

You can change the last executable line of startup.bat to use "run" instead of "start" - this will continue the next bat file in the same window.

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