Is there a way to tell JBoss/Tomcat to unjar a deployed war file? We need to have a directory structure on the server which exists under the WEB-INF directory. This is where we keep our log files, and some user customizable includable jsp files. Without the war being unjarred, this directory structure doesn't exist at runtime. We could create the structure, but if there is no WEB-INF directory, then there is no starting place.
you could just deploy an expanded WAR directly, no?