Tomcat Directory Structure

Layout for Tomcat

Below show the directory structure for Tomcat. Each directory has one of more examples of important files and directories.

Items in green contain links to further information.

  • bin /
  • conf/
    • web.xml
    • server.xml
  • lib/
  • logs/
    • catalina.out
  • temp
  • webapps
  • work
File/Folder Purpose
bin/ Executable files such as
conf/ Tomcat configuration files
lib/ Libraries for Tomcat
logs/ Tomcat log files
temp/ Temporary directory for Tomcat
webapps/ Application files
work/ Tomcat work directory


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