Hi, Apologies in advance for the frivolous questions, and for being so thick, I have honestly spent all night trying to get this to work. I am trying to get Tomcat working on my Macbook with OS 10.6.4 using the instructions found at the below location without success: Java and Tomcat on Mac OS X, Part I I have got as far as creating the start_tomcat and stop_tomcat files and making these executable, but when I try point my browser to http://localhost:8080/ I get the below error: "Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to localhost:8080" I think maybe were I am going wrong is I used text edit to create the start and stop files, and instead of start_tomcat and stop_tomcat, I have start_tomcat.rtf and stop_tomcat.rtf, but I don't know how to create a file with no file extension. Anybody able to help, you'd really be making my week if I could get this work. Also...what are Unix line ending?