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How does Tomcat know where to look for web applications?

Mike Rolf
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Joined: Mar 04, 2008
Posts: 13
Hey,

Simple Tomcat question hopefully, how does it know where to look for web applications, is it set in some xml file?

For example;

I have tomcat installed in ../servers/tomcat
I use netbeans to create a web app, which creates it in ../NetBeansProjects/WebApplication1

How does tomcat know to look in ../NetBeansProjects/WebApplication1 ?

Cheers,

Mike
Ben Souther
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Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Things are a little different when you're using the embedded version of Tomcat that ships with a particular IDE.

For a default, standalone instance of Tomcat, the engines and hosts are defined in tomcat/conf/server.xml.


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