I'm trying to get the absolute path from a relative path. The problem is that the file I'm trying to access is not under the /Tomcat/ directory. Currently I can link to the file using a relative path, but I need to use the File object to iterate through the files in the directory.
For clarification, I'm running cruisecontrol on Tomcat 5.5. The JSP files are in D:\Tomcat\webapps\cruisecontrol. However, the log files are in C:\logs. Because of the way cruisecontrol is configured I can link to the "C:\logs\project\cruisecontrol.log" using the relative path 'href="<%= artifacts_url %>/cruisecontrol.log', where artifacts_url="/logs/project/". I've tried to read that as a File object to then getAbsolutePath(), but haven't had any luck yet.
Is what I'm trying to do possible? Please let me know if I can be more clear in the asking of this question.