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From "Julia (Hyunjoo) Walker" <>
Subject Re: Log File Sizes and Growth
Date Sat, 18 Nov 2000 00:01:59 GMT

"Craig R. McClanahan" wrote:

> You are correct on your guess ... Tomcat has no built-in limits on how big the
> log files will get.  However, you have indirect control over this by what kinds
> of debugging detail you request in your logger configurations in server.xml.
> For Tomcat 3.x, all of the loggers simply append to the configured filenames, so
> you have to periodically shut down and restart Tomcat to replace the old logs
> with new empty ones.  In Tomcat 4.0, all of the standard loggers include the
> current date in their filenames for you, and switch automatically on the first
> entry to that log file after each midnight.
> Craig McClanahan

Hi, Craig.

Thank you for providing me with the logging info.  I had similar thoughts about
changing the verbosity level for logging, but I didn't know about Tomcat 4.0's
logging capability.  This is exactly what I needed to know.

Thank you for your quick response!

- Julia Walker

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