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From "James A. N. Stauffer" <stauffer.ja...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Appenders writing log file when not called apon
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2007 14:30:49 GMT
Log4j does creates files for every appender when initialized.  You
could write your own appender to change that.

On 8/29/07, Niraj Patel <nirajbpatel@googlemail.com> wrote:
> I have a log4j.xml file which is used by dozens of classes throughout the
> day. One of these classes needs to log some data into a separate file, so I
> created the following config:
> <appender name="XXX" class="org.apache.log4j.DailyRollingFileAppender">
>     <param name="File" value="../logs/XXX.log"/>
>     <param name="Append" value="true"/>
>     <param name="DatePattern" value="'.'yyyy-MM-dd" />
> </appender>
> <category name="a.b.c.XXXClass">
>     <appender-ref ref="XXX" />
> </category>
> Although the XXX.log file is written to disk (albeit empty) every time the
> log4j engine is initialised by the other classes.
> Am I correct in saying that the Log4J engine will parse all appenders and
> write any log files not on disk, to disk?
> Is there a way to stop this? I only want the log file to be written onto
> disk when XXXClass logs data.
> Cheers in advance,
> Niraj

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