After extracting the Woof! distribution, the BowWow server, can be invoked through the Tcl interpreter program. Note that to run the BowWow server it is not necessary to install the distribution first.
~/woof> tclsh scripts/bowwow.tcl
The above commands will start up BowWow in a separate console window as shown below.
BowWow 0.4 Server started on port 8015 Enter Ctrl-C to exit...
The output shows the BowWow server running on port 8015, which
is the BowWow default. You can run the server on a different port by
-port PORTNUMBER command line
option when starting the server. After starting BowWow, browsing to
should bring up the web page below.
you can change the URL at which the application is rooted by
specifying the option
-urlroot URLROOT. By default
the application URL is at /.
Note that unlike the standalone BowWow server, the script based version does not have any built-in utility commands. Instead the standard Woof! utilities like application generation tools have to be invoked using the Tcl interpreter.