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From mikevan <mvangeert...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Using custom log4j appenders under Karaf 2.1.4
Date Mon, 18 Jul 2011 23:16:37 GMT

Yes, but instead of making you google it, I'll just tell you how its done.

First, its good to remember that in log4j, logging can be set on a package
level.  This can be done in Karaf using the following console command

karaf@root> log:set <level> mypackage.subpackage

This will set the logging for that specific package to <level>.

In Karaf 3.x, you can also filter for a specific package using the following

karaf@root> log:get mypackage.subpackage

Some caveats with the log console commands.  With the exception of log:set,
your commands won't affect the logs placed on the file system. For example,
if you type log:clear, you won't have access to any log messages written out
prior to executing the log:clear command.  However, log:clear won't remove
those older log messages from the log directory. This is because all of the
logging commands don't actually work against your log files.  Instead, the
logging commands look for PaxLoggingEvents inside of Karaf.  So, if you
accidentally run log:clear, dont' worry, you won't lose all of your log
messages.  However, if you accidentally set your logging level to DEBUG or
TRACE, this change will result in all of your logging messages being set to
the new level and your logs filling up very quickly.

So, the log messages are great but they wont' get you what you want, which
is a file containing only the messages from a given package.  To do that,
you simply create a logger for your package, and then create a
RollingFileAppender for that logger.  Here's an example of what to place in
your org.ops4j.pax.logging.cfg file.

# mypackage.subpackage appenderlog4j.logger.mypackage.subpackage= <level>,

Now, some caveats.  If your "subpackage" has camel routes that you'd like
logged into your subpackage log file, they won't appear. This is because the
messages from your camel routes are generated from org.apache.camel, and not
by your subpackage.  I dont' really know a way to get those camel message
froms subpackage to appear in your subpackage log file.  Also, all messages
are still going to be written into your karaf.log file. So, if you are
seeing some strangeness and can't diagnose it in your subpackage.log file,
check out your karaf.log.

Please let me know if this answers your question.

Echo wrote:
> @ mikevan: 
> regarding ur 2nd question :
>  2) is there an example of  how to get log messages written into different
> log files? 
> Did u manage it as um now messing around the file but I couldn't find out
> a solution yet

Mike Van
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