lists servlet context-initialization parameters of a deployed web application or module


list-web-context-param [--help] 
[--name=context-param-name] application-name[/module]


The list-web-context-param subcommand lists the servlet context-initialization parameters of one of the following items:

  • A deployed web application

  • A web module in a deployed Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application

The application must already be deployed. Otherwise, an error occurs.

The list-web-context-param subcommand lists only parameters that have previously been set by using the set-web-context-param(1) subcommand. The subcommand does not list parameters that are set only in the application's deployment descriptor.

For each parameter, the following information is displayed:

  • The name of the parameter

  • The value to which the parameter is set

  • The value of the --ignoreDescriptorItem option of the set-web-context-param subcommand that was specified when the parameter was set

  • The description of the parameter or null if no description was specified when the parameter was set



Displays the help text for the subcommand.


The name of the servlet context-initialization parameter that is to be listed. If this option is omitted, all parameters of the application that have previously been set are listed.



The name of the application. This name can be obtained from the Administration Console or by using the list-applications(1) subcommand.

The application must already be deployed. Otherwise, an error occurs.


The relative path to the module within the application's enterprise archive (EAR) file. The path to the module is specified in the module element of the application's application.xml file.

module is required only if the servlet context-initialization parameter applies to a web module of a Java EE application. If specified, module must follow application-name, separated by a slash (/).

For example, the application.xml file for the myApp application might specify the following web module:


The module would be specified as the operand of this command as myApp/myWebModule.war.


Example 1   Listing Servlet Context-Initialization Parameters for a Web Application

This example lists all servlet context-initialization parameters of the web application basic-ezcomp that have been set by using the set-web-context-param subcommand. Because no description was specified when the javax.faces.PROJECT_STAGE parameter was set, null is displayed instead of a description for this parameter.

asadmin> list-web-context-param basic-ezcomp
javax.faces.STATE_SAVING_METHOD = client ignoreDescriptorItem=false 
//The location where the application's state is preserved
javax.faces.PROJECT_STAGE = null ignoreDescriptorItem=true //null

Command list-web-context-param executed successfully.

Exit Status


command executed successfully


error in executing the command

See Also

list-applications(1), set-web-context-param(1), unset-web-context-param(1)