lists environment entries for a deployed web application or module


list-web-env-entry [--help] [--name=env-entry-name] application-name[/module]


The list-web-env-entry subcommand lists the environment entries for 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-env-entry subcommand lists only entries that have previously been set by using the set-web-env-entry(1) subcommand. The subcommand does not list environment entries that are set only in the application's deployment descriptor.

For each entry, the following information is displayed:

  • The name of the entry

  • The Java type of the entry

  • The value to which the entry is set

  • The value of the --ignoreDescriptorItem option of the set-web-env-entry subcommand that was specified when the entry was set

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



Displays the help text for the subcommand.


The name of the environment entry that is to be listed. The name is a JNDI name relative to the java:comp/env context. The name must be unique within a deployment component. If this option is omitted, all environment entries that have previously been set for the application 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 environment entry 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 Environment Entries for a Web Application

This example lists all environment entries that have been set for the web application hello by using the set-web-env-entry subcommand. Because no description was specified when the Hello Port environment entry was set, null is displayed instead of a description for this entry.

asadmin> list-web-env-entry hello
Hello User (java.lang.String) = techscribe ignoreDescriptorItem=false
 //User authentication for Hello appplication
Hello Port (java.lang.Integer) = null ignoreDescriptorItem=true //null

Command list-web-env-entry executed successfully.

Exit Status


command executed successfully


error in executing the command

See Also

list-applications(1), set-web-env-entry(1), unset-web-env-entry(1)