Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Tomcat Service Manager for Windows

If you run Tomcat as a service (on Windows), you might be interested in the Tomcat Service Manager. I don't, so I'm not - I prefer "tstart" and "tstop" in cygwin (or bash), which are defined in my .bashrc file as:

alias tstart=$CATALINA_HOME/bin/startup.bat
alias tstop=$CATALINA_HOME/bin/shutdown.bat

NOTE: If you are unfortunate enough to have $CATALINA_HOME defined as a directory with spaces in it, you'll need to wrap $CATALINA_HOME in double quotes.

Posted in Java at Sep 25 2003, 09:18:33 AM MDT 4 Comments

[Trackback] I sort of agree with Tomcat Service Manager for Windows, only I find that Linux is better than cygwin on windows (for speed, reliability and price reasons beyond my preferences for Open Source/Free Software). However, we do run Tomcat on

Posted by 42 on September 25, 2003 at 01:42 PM MDT #

I use a simple .bat file with 'net start "Tomcat"' and 'net stop 'Tomcat"' to stop start the service, with a shortcut on the start menu. But I usually leave it running and use an Eclipse Plugin to stop start indivudual contexts ( The other cool plugin I came across recently was a log4j plugin similar to Chainsaw called Ganymede ( Shame it is indows only at the moment, hope he finds a way to make it cross-platform. I am making sure my dev tools are all cross-platform so I can swtich to Linux in the future.

Posted by Jason Lea on September 25, 2003 at 04:33 PM MDT #

Not sure whether it is OT but firedaemon lets you run almost any application or script (bat, Perl, Java, Python...) as a service. 1 licence is around £15

Posted by David on September 26, 2003 at 11:23 AM MDT #


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