etc/jetty.xml file that is provided in the distribution includes many examples of alternative configuration settings that can be uncommented. For your convenience, this configuration instructs jetty to deploy all webapps found in the
webapps directory. Therefore, in order to deploy a new webapp, you need not do anything more than drop your war file or unpacked war file into the
jetty6 will not hot-deploy webapps after it has started. You must stop and then restart jetty6 to pick up the new webapp. If you are interested in using hot-deployment, take a look at the jetty6 maven2 plugin.
Apart from stopping jetty with a
cntrl-c in the same terminal window as you started it, you can
start Jetty so that it listens on a local port for stop commands: