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I'm deploying a .jar file to a tomcat instance (we're running 6.0.18 on Redhat linux) and according to the log output the old .jar is still being used. I've restarted everthing I can think of, have deleted the work directory etc.etc. but to no avail. I'm no tomcat expert, so here's my question: where should I look for to ascertain if tomcat is using a cached jar and how should I prevent it from doing so?

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  1. Stop tomcat, $TOMCAT_HOME/bin/ stop
  2. Delete the work and temp directories, rm -rf $TOMCAT_HOME/{temp,work}/*
  3. Start tomcat, $TOMCAT_HOME/bin/ start
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