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I need to read and write to a directory which is a peer to my WebDAV root. The WebDAV root is "$TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/webdav". I would like to write to "$TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/myApp". Can it be configured to allow this? Perhaps via a symbolic link?

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A symlink will work fine, assuming your WebDAV server is configured to follow them. For Apache, you want "Options FollowSymLinks" in the DAV config, probably. See the apache docs for details on that.

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I'm using Tomcat, so I edited the root tag of context.xml in $TOMCAT_HOME/conf from <Context> to <Context allowLinking="true">. Works perfectly. – dacracot Oct 29 '09 at 14:41

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