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From "Remko Popma (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (LOG4J2-524) Feature request: auto-delete older rolled over files
Date Thu, 03 Sep 2015 06:47:45 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-524?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel

Remko Popma resolved LOG4J2-524.
    Resolution: Duplicate

Closing this issue as a duplicate of LOG4J2-435 to ensure the discussion is all in one place.

> Feature request: auto-delete older rolled over files
> ----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LOG4J2-524
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-524
>             Project: Log4j 2
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Appenders
>    Affects Versions: 2.0-beta9, 2.0-rc1
>            Reporter: Remko Popma
>              Labels: Rollover
> This issue was raised by Kireet on the log4j-user mailing list:
> I am trying to use the rolling file appender in log4j2, basically I want to roll at midnight
daily and keep 3 old log files. New files are created properly, but log4j doesn't seem to
be cleaning up the old files. Does log4j only support cleanup of files within the time period?
Here is the relevant portion of the config. I tried things with and without the %i pattern.
> {code}
>     <RollingFile name="Event" fileName="app.log"
>                  filePattern="app-%d{yyyy-MM-dd}.%i.log">
>       <PatternLayout>
>         <Pattern>%m%n</Pattern>
>       </PatternLayout>
>       <Policies>
>         <TimeBasedTriggeringPolicy interval="1" modulate="true"/>
>       </Policies>
>       <DefaultRolloverStrategy compressionLevel="0" max="3"/>
>     </RollingFile>
> {code}

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