What happened to the Stash WAR file?
We used to package a WAR file in our distribution but no longer do so (although you may still find the WAR file online):
Currently, when the Stash distribution is built we simply unpack the .war file into the
atlassian-stash directory of the distribution however, this may not always be true. To this end we ask that users use the standalone distribution as we are likely to add functionality to Stash outside of the main web application (e.g. Search as a separate service that we start when we start the Stash application).