Kristian Kraljić You may compare programming with poetry,
a harmonic script is a piece of creativity which will last forever.
- Kristian Kraljić

Simple File Manager Servlet

by Kristian Kraljic, December 29, 2015

The Force Awakens in my blog, … but also in real-life. We are going to watch the new Star Wars movie today, therefore this is going to be quick marathon post today.

Have you ever tried to manage files on a remote server? Kind of tedious, right? Well I’ve written a very small and light-weight Java Servlet handling various common file management tasks, like:

  • Browsing all root partitions
  • Display of files and folders
  • File up- and download (ZIP file support)
  • Recursive file name search
  • Deleting files and setting file flags (+rwx)

In one of the next posts I’m going to speak a few more works about it, but at the moment I really like to contribute to the Open Source community on my GitHub profile. You’ll find the FileManagerServlet as a Maven dependency over there:

Now it’s on, may the Force be with you!


  1. Shriranga Kulkarni says:

    Hi there,
    Thanks for the Filemanagerservlet.
    I am able to import and build the project , but I am not able to access the servlet using url in tomcat/eclipse.

    Could you please to provide some guidance in this regard.

    Thanks and Regards,

    • Hello Shriranga,

      If you build the WAR file in Eclipse, make sure to include the Maven dependencies to your Deployment Assebly. Right click your project, goto Proerties > Deployment Assembly, click on Add > Java Build Path Entries and add the Maven Dependencies.

      Hope this helps and solves the problem. Otherwise could you please check your sever logs after the deployment?

      Thanks & regards,

    • shriranga says:

      Hi Kristian,
      Thanks for your reply, will try again.

      Thanks and Regards,
      Shriranga Kulkarni.