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Help with properties file

s logeson
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I am trying to use the ApplicationResources dot properties file in my "very" small test struts application. However, everytime I build my application (I'm using Netbeans) it deletes the "WEB-INF/classes" directory which is where several tutorials tell you to place this file.
To get my application to work, I'm having to copy it from a directory I created "c:\propertiesFile" into my tomcat\webapps\folder\<name-of-my-app>\WEB-INF\classes".
So, what am I doing wrong.
Is is because of something in my build file??
<project name="ematrix" default="war" basedir=".">
<!-- change these to suit environment -->
<property name="jdk.home" value="C:/j2sdk1.4.1_02"/>
<!-- catalina (tomcat 4) setup -->
<property name="webserver.home"value="C:/jakarta-tomcat-4.1.29"/>
<property name="webserver.deploy" value="${webserver.home}/webapps"/>
<property name="servlet.jar" value="${webserver.home}/common/lib/servlet.jar"/>
<!-- project structure - should not have to modify -->
<property name="src.dir" value="src"/>
<!-- property name="web.dir" value="web"/-->
<property name="web.dir" value="." />
<property name="build.dir" value="build"/>
<property name="dist.dir" value="dist"/>
<property name="lib.dir" value="lib"/>
<!-- CLASSPATH used during compilation -->
<path id="build.classpath">
<pathelement location="${servlet.jar}"/>
<pathelement location="${lib.dir}/commons-beanutils.jar"/>
<pathelement location="${lib.dir}/commons-collections.jar"/>
<pathelement location="${lib.dir}/commons-dbcp.jar"/>
<pathelement location="${lib.dir}/commons-digester.jar"/>
<pathelement location="${lib.dir}/commons-logging.jar"/>
<pathelement location="${lib.dir}/commons-pool.jar"/>
<pathelement location="${lib.dir}/commons-services.jar"/>
<pathelement location="${lib.dir}/commons-validator.jar"/>
<pathelement location="${lib.dir}/jdbc2_0-stdext.jar"/>
<pathelement location="${lib.dir}/log4j.jar"/>
<pathelement location="${lib.dir}/poolman.jar"/>
<pathelement location="${lib.dir}/struts.jar"/>
<pathelement location="${lib.dir}/ojb-0.8.375.jar"/>
<pathelement location="${lib.dir}/tiles.jar"/>
<pathelement path="${build.dir}" />
<!-- Pre-compilation rule -->
<target name="prepare">
<mkdir dir="${build.dir}" />
<mkdir dir="${dist.dir}/lib" />
<!-- Compiling rule -->
<target name="compile" depends="prepare">
<javac destdir="${build.dir}" deprecation="on">
<classpath refid="build.classpath" />
<src path="${src.dir}" />
<!-- WAR rules -->
<target name="war" depends="compile">
<echo>building war...</echo>
<war warfile="${dist.dir}/lib/ematrix.war" webxml="${web.dir}/WEB-INF/web.xml">
<fileset dir="${web.dir}"/>
<classes dir="${build.dir}"/>
<classes dir="${lib.dir}">
<include name="*.properties"/>
<include name="poolman.xml"/>
<lib dir="${lib.dir}">
<include name="*.jar"/>
<!-- Deploy rule -->
<target name="deploy" depends="war">
<echo>copying war file to deployment dir...</echo>
<copy file="${dist.dir}/lib/ematrix.war" todir="${webserver.deploy}"/>
<!-- clean compilation remnants -->
<target name="clean">
<delete dir="${build.dir}" />
<!-- completely clean all compilation results -->
<target name="distclean">
<antcall target="clean"/>
<delete dir="${dist.dir}" />
Rick Hightower
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This really belongs in the NetBeans forum.
My suggestion use Eclipse with the MyEclipse plugin, which works well with Struts and JSP.
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