Class Tool


public final class Tool extends Object
General purpose wrapper for command line tools that should execute in an environment with the common class loader environment set up by Catalina. This should be executed from a command line script that conforms to the following requirements:
  • Passes the catalina.home system property configured with the pathname of the Tomcat installation directory.
  • Sets the system classpath to include bootstrap.jar and $JAVA_HOME/lib/tools.jar.

The command line to execute the tool looks like:

   java -classpath $CLASSPATH org.apache.catalina.startup.Tool \
     ${options} ${classname} ${arguments}

with the following replacement contents:

  • ${options} - Command line options for this Tool wrapper. The following options are supported:
    • -ant : Set the ant.home system property to corresponding to the value of catalina.home (useful when your command line tool runs Ant).
    • -common : Add common/classes and common/lib to the class loader repositories.
    • -server : Add server/classes and server/lib to the class loader repositories.
    • -shared : Add shared/classes and shared/lib to the class loader repositories.
  • ${classname} - Fully qualified Java class name of the application's main class.
  • ${arguments} - Command line arguments to be passed to the application's main() method.
Craig R. McClanahan
  • Constructor Details

    • Tool

      public Tool()
  • Method Details

    • main

      public static void main(String[] args)
      The main program for the bootstrap.
      args - Command line arguments to be processed