Re: Tomcat can't 'see' new files

"John B. Matthews" <nospam@nospam.invalid>
Sun, 15 Mar 2009 17:37:21 -0400
In article <>,
 Michael Jung <> wrote:


Not a problem in this context. (The proper way to do this is
File.createTempFile, I know.)

I tried to reproduce the effect you describe using the versions and code
below. At frequencies > 100 Hz (period < 10 ms), the Timer's period fell
below the task's execution time, and the usual delay in the first task
caused subsequent executions to "bunch up", as described in the API [1];
but I could always browse the first document. It's probably an
irrelevant artifact of Timer, but it may shed light. I enabled directory
listings in web.xml to see the growing list more easily.

See also Dave Miller's suggestion in this thread.

$ ./bin/ version
Server version: Apache Tomcat/6.0.18
Server built: Jul 22 2008 02:00:36
Server number:
OS Name: Mac OS X
OS Version: 10.5.6
Architecture: ppc
JVM Version: 1.5.0_16-b06-284
JVM Vendor: Apple Inc.

import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Timer;
import java.util.TimerTask;

 * @author John B. Matthews
public class TomcatTest {

    private static final int MAX = 100;
    private static final String myDir =
    private static volatile int count;
    private static final Timer timer = new Timer();
    private static final TimerTask task = new TimerTask() {
        public void run() {
            try {
                long t = System.currentTimeMillis();
                Writer w = new BufferedWriter(
                    new FileWriter(myDir + t + ".html"));
                String f = ""
                    + "<html>"
                    + "<body>"
                    + "?? la recherche du temps perdu: "
                    + count + " " + new Date(t)
                    + "</body>" + "</html>";
            } catch (IOException e) {
            if (count == MAX) timer.cancel();

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        timer.scheduleAtFixedRate(task, 1000L, 100L);

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John B. Matthews
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