Tag: tomcat file sharing

Share files to download from tomcat

Sharing files with friends or colleagues who are in same network is every easy now. All you need is tomcat and name of your computer. So let’s see how we can do it.

I’m assuming tomcat installation be tomcat=”C:\tomcat”

  1. Download Apache Tomcat & Java. Configure environmental variable “JAVA_HOME” with path for Java installation directory and “CATALINA_HOME” with path for Tomcat installation directory.
  2. Go to tomcat/binĀ and run “startup” batch file. check from browser whether you able to access tomcat home page(http://localhost:8080). if you reach here it means your tomcat installation is good, now lets do some setup.
  3. Go to folder that you want to share and create a simple web.xml file in it.
  4. Go to tomcat/conf open server.xml file and add context for the directory that you want to share like “<Context docBase=”D:\Personal\Tutorials” path=”/Tutorials” reloadable=”true” source=”D:\Personal\Tutorials”/>”
  5. Go to tomcat/conf open web.xml, search for “listings” in “init-param” tag you will find param-name as “listings” change its corresponding param-value to “true

That’s all now save all the changes and run tomcat, folder you shared will be available in the path you mentioned in step 4.

For example in my case directory is available at http://localhost:8080/Tutorials