Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP6 Programmer's Guide to Web Applications

ProcedureTo load new servlet files or reload deployment descriptor changes

  1. Create an empty file named .reload at the root of the deployed module. For example:


    where vs_id is the virtual server ID in which the web application is deployed, and uri is the value of the uri attribute of the <WEBAPP> element.

  2. Explicitly update the .reload file's timestamp (touch .reload in UNIX) each time you make the above changes.

    For JSPs, changes are reloaded automatically at a frequency set in the reload-interval property of the jsp-config element in the sun-web.xml file. To disable dynamic reloading of JSPs, set the reload-interval property to -1.