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I have installed tomcat from brew. It works fine but whenever I need to start or stop tomcat I need to go to the tomcat folder with catalina and start and stop it from there. I know I could simply do this with "brew services start tomcat" but I get:

Error: Formula `tomcat` has not implemented #plist or installed a locatable .plist file

brew services list gives:

Warning: No services available to control with `brew services`

My question is: How do I add tomcat to brew services?

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The tomcat formula is now able to start and stop Tomcat with:

brew services start tomcat

and

brew services stop tomcat

Thanks to Maxime Faye and this commit.

Run:

brew upgrade

to obtain this new feature.

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Here is the modified formula coming from the closed pull request mentioned in the comments. You can brew edit tomcat, replace the whole content and then brew upgrade tomcat. I've tested it and it works well. Hopefully, it will be soon merged in the master branch.

class Tomcat < Formula
  desc "Implementation of Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages"
  homepage "https://tomcat.apache.org/"
  revision 1

  stable do
    url "https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?path=tomcat/tomcat-8/v8.5.16/bin/apache-tomcat-8.5.16.tar.gz"
    mirror "https://archive.apache.org/dist/tomcat/tomcat-8/v8.5.16/bin/apache-tomcat-8.5.16.tar.gz"
    sha256 "939fb7c9fae3298dd0ccb4724b9c943c524e8af287531c8f3bbec0707e5780f1"

    depends_on :java => "1.7+"

    resource "fulldocs" do
      url "https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?path=/tomcat/tomcat-8/v8.5.16/bin/apache-tomcat-8.5.16-fulldocs.tar.gz"
      mirror "https://archive.apache.org/dist/tomcat/tomcat-8/v8.5.16/bin/apache-tomcat-8.5.16-fulldocs.tar.gz"
      sha256 "89fb481635834af7abc9cfefd67b530f1f3154c3bc2a820ceeb80e2e9c0d91c0"
    end
  end

  devel do
    url "https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?path=/tomcat/tomcat-9/v9.0.0.M22/bin/apache-tomcat-9.0.0.M22.tar.gz"
    mirror "https://archive.apache.org/dist/tomcat/tomcat-9/v9.0.0.M22/bin/apache-tomcat-9.0.0.M22.tar.gz"
    version "9.0.0.M22"
    sha256 "c1b359d52edae793dde83cb65ef47dc202e8394d7328c823a9a53c02d09f2742"

    depends_on :java => "1.8+"

    resource "fulldocs" do
      url "https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?path=/tomcat/tomcat-9/v9.0.0.M22/bin/apache-tomcat-9.0.0.M22-fulldocs.tar.gz"
      mirror "https://archive.apache.org/dist/tomcat/tomcat-9/v9.0.0.M22/bin/apache-tomcat-9.0.0.M22-fulldocs.tar.gz"
      version "9.0.0.M22"
      sha256 "57223a9dd8d1b164a492432f04fbcf02a390777e2aaa252b5574d5ed607acc60"
    end
  end

  bottle :unneeded

  option "with-fulldocs", "Install full documentation locally"

  def install
    # Remove Windows scripts
    rm_rf Dir["bin/*.bat"]

    # Install files
    prefix.install %w[NOTICE LICENSE RELEASE-NOTES RUNNING.txt]
    libexec.install Dir["*"]
    bin.install_symlink "#{libexec}/bin/catalina.sh" => "catalina"

    (share/"fulldocs").install resource("fulldocs") if build.with? "fulldocs"
  end

  plist_options :manual => "catalina run"

  def plist; <<-EOS.undent
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
      <dict>
        <key>Disabled</key>
        <false/>
        <key>Label</key>
        <string>#{plist_name}</string>
        <key>ProgramArguments</key>
        <array>
          <string>#{opt_bin}/catalina</string>
          <string>run</string>
        </array>
        <key>KeepAlive</key>
        <true/>
      </dict>
    </plist>
    EOS
  end

  test do
    ENV["CATALINA_BASE"] = testpath
    cp_r Dir["#{libexec}/*"], testpath
    rm Dir["#{libexec}/logs/*"]

    pid = fork do
      exec bin/"catalina", "start"
    end
    sleep 3
    begin
      system bin/"catalina", "stop"
    ensure
      Process.wait pid
    end
    File.exist? testpath/"logs/catalina.out"
  end
end

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