This has been bugging me for a while.
In my JSF development cycle, I do a lot of tomcat reload and sometimes to the point of restarting tomcat. I notice that at times, shutting down tomcat using shutdown.sh doesn't work, because when starting it via startup.sh says the address is already in use for port 8080. And in the linux shell, I have to do something like this:
ps auwx | grep -i tomcat kill -9 <tomcatPid>
Is there any way to be able to shutdown tomcat cleanly, like the the tomcat service in Windows ?
I'm currently using opensuse linux 11.2, and I don't add my tomcat onto my services yet. Still starting and shutdown it manually from the shell.