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Re: put webMathematica folder outside Tomcat's webapps?

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  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 04:12:12 -0400 (EDT)
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To clarify, my aims are:

(1) To be able to granulize things, so that I can more easily back up 
just the webMathematica folder (which I want on my data drive) as I add 
to it -- without having to back up with it the distributed Tomcat folder 
(which is on my OS drive).

(2) To be able to access webMathematica with an alias-like URL, such as 
"webmathematica", without having to use a complete URL such as 
localhost:8080/webmathematica (or, similarly, for more complicated 
situations with subfolders for separate webMathematica applications). 
Just as, e.g., I've been able to configure so that the URL 
"tomcat.local" brings up the main Tomcat page and its links to 
distributed Tomcat apps.

As John Fultz suggested at,
putting a symlink in the Tomcat web apps folder pointing to a separate 
webmathematica folder elsewhere does accomplish (1). It does not 
accomplish (2), though.

On May 7, 2013, at 3:55 AM, Murray Eisenberg <murray at> wrote:

> Is it possible to put the webMathematica folder outside the usual Tomcat webapps folder and still have webMathematica work?
> webMathematica does work OK if its whole folder is placed inside webapps.
> (This is with Tomcat 7 under OS X 10.8.3.)
> Configuration details would be greatly appreciated!

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