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CATALINA_OPTS in server.xml

Sahiti Verma

Joined: Jan 23, 2012
Posts: 1

Can I specify CATALINA_OPTS in my server.xml rather than the startup script ?

Sahiti V
Tim Holloway
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Welcome to the JavaRanch, Sahiti!

I wouldn't. I'm not sure how easy it would be in any event, since server.xml is an XML file digested by Tomcat, not a general-purpose script.

However, if you create a file in the TOMCAT bin directory named "" (Unix/Linux) or "setenv.bat" (Windows), you can assign environment variables in that file and the catalina script will use them.

The file format is the same as any other script file that sets environment variable values.

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