i just download tomcat5.5, but i dont know how to use it, it has several folders like "bin,conf,logs,shared".
i have JRE 1.7 installed in my system, OS is vista.
i clicked on startup.bat in bin folder a window appears for a nanosecond & then disappears, nothing happens.
i will be glad if someone helps me out.
The fact that "nothing happens" might be a good sign. If there were problems, you should see error messages. Then again, if you don't have a terminal window open and aren't starting Tomcat in it, you likely wouldn't see the error messages.
What are you planning to do with Tomcat? I use it within Eclipse as the server on which to run my attempts at developing server applications. Setting up Tomcat to work with Eclipse is well documented in beginning JSP/Servlet tutorials. So what are you planning to do with it? You might try Googling your intended use to see what advice or tutorials you can find.
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