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From Daniel Essin <es...@ieee.org>
Subject Re: Question on Date/Time based rolling
Date Wed, 06 Dec 2006 22:17:03 GMT
OK, I'll give it a try.

Dan

Peter Drier wrote:
> Please feel free to add it and submit a patch.
>
> I thought about adding it a while back, but came to a few challenges.. 
> 1.  With the different ways that a file can be rolled, there are more 
> permutations than I originally thought
> 2.  Most organizations already have a way to deal with rotation of log 
> files. 
> 3.  To anyone worth their salt, log files are a religious item.  Mess 
> them up and be hated forever.
>
> And given we have #2 at my organization, my interest waned.. 
>
> If you are to write one, please make sure it's in the spirit of the 
> existing MaxSizeRollBackups, and takes into account rollovers by both 
> day and file size being exceeded/rolled. 
>
> Cheers,
> Peter
>
> On 12/6/06, *Daniel Essin* <essin@ieee.org <mailto:essin@ieee.org>> 
> wrote:
>
>     This sound like core functionality, It should probably be be
>     included.
>
>     Dan
>
>     Peter Drier wrote:
>>     why not use any type of standard log file cleaner external to
>>     your log4net application.. 
>>
>>     Or write a routine at startup that checks for files older than
>>     xxx days in a specific (log) directory and deletes them. 
>>
>>     -Peter
>>
>>     On 12/6/06, *Shireesh Thanneru* <thanneru@yahoo.com
>>     <mailto:thanneru@yahoo.com>> wrote:
>>
>>         I need to have date based rolling for log files and want to
>>         keep only the 30 log files (corresponding to the last 30
>>         days). Is that possible (with aMaxSizeRollBackups or some
>>         other wy)? If yes, please send me the corresponding xml
>>         configuration for the appender. Based on the
>>         RollingFileAppender documentation, it says
>>
>>         "*CAUTION*   
>>         A maximum number of backup files when rolling on date/time
>>         boundaries is not supported."
>>         Is that still true? If yes, what are the other ways of
>>         achieving this?
>>
>>         Thanks in advance.
>>
>>         Shiressh Thanneru
>>
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