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Andy Smith
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Temporary Working Directories (ServletContext)
Servlet specs says that a Temporary Working dor must be there corresponding to each servletContext and
made available thru "javax.servlet.context.tempdir" attribute, the object is a File type.
What is the use of this directory?? is it to store the context?
I tried this example..
public void doGet(HttpServletRequest pRequest,
HttpServletResponse pResponse) {
try {
ServletContext lSC = getServletConfig().getServletContext();
lSC.setAttribute("Andy", "testing data");
File lf = (File)lSC.getAttribute("javax.servlet.context.tempdir");
PrintWriter lOut = pResponse.getWriter();
} catch (Exception lE) {
I got the output as:-
D:\Program Files\Apache Tomcat 4.0\work\localhost\test
test is the name of the context....
But when i checked the contents of this directory... i found it to be EMPTY
So wat is stored in this directory and when??
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