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tomcat8-instance-create - creates a Tomcat 8 instance


tomcat8-instance-create [OPTIONS] DIRECTORYNAME


The tomcat8-instance-create script creates a directory with all required Tomcat 8 CATALINA_BASE elements so that a separate Tomcat 8 instance with its own configuration, libraries or web applications can be run by a user. bin/ and bin/ scripts are also generated to allow the instance to be started and stopped.

The name of the directory where the instance will be created. It should not exist and will be created automatically.


The TCP port to use for the default HTTP connector in the instance. The default port is 8080.
The TCP port to use for Tomcat shutdown control port. The default port is 8005.
The magic word that sent to the control port will trigger the shutdown of the Tomcat instance. The default word is SHUTDOWN.


This man page was written by Thierry Carrez <> and is copyright (C) 2008 Canonical Ltd.

Feb 2010