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From Jack Long <jack.l...@PeopleAdmin.com>
Subject RE: Tomcat 3.3 log rotation in Windows 2000
Date Thu, 05 Sep 2002 16:44:44 GMT
Larry:

Thanks so much for the response -- this has been a vexing problem for us.

Our problem is with the stdout.log which we set on the command line when
starting Tomcat (eg, -out F:\TomcatLogs\stdout.log). Perhaps this is a JVM
issue that can't be address directly with Tomcat (??). The servlet and
jasper logs that are set in server.xml rotate just fine.

I am assuming (perhaps incorrectly) that the syntax you suggested for the
server.xml file will not work on the command line.

Any ideas?

JL



-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Isaacs [mailto:Larry.Isaacs@sas.com] 
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 6:48 AM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: RE: Tomcat 3.3 log rotation in Windows 2000

You can include a java.text.SimpleDateFormat string enclosed
within "${}" in the "path" specification of <LogSetter> in
the server.xml.  For example, the <LogSetter> for the
"servlet_log" in the default server.xml uses:

	path="logs/servlet-${yyyyMMdd}.log"

This causes a new log to be started each day.  Note that
Tomcat 3.3.1 and earlier still write/rewrite a new file when
Tomcat is restarted.  The Tomcat 3.3.x nightly has been updated
to append.

Cheers,
Larry

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack Long [mailto:jack.long@PeopleAdmin.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 7:47 PM
> To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Tomcat 3.3 log rotation in Windows 2000
> 
> 
> Anyone know a good way to rotate Tomcat logs (e.g., 
> stdout.log) in Windows
> without stopping Tomcat?  We capture lots of logging info and the file
> builds quickly, but we want to avoid the loss of user 
> sessions that comes
> with stopping Tomcat to clear/delete the log file.  While 
> Tomcat is running,
> Windows will not let it be delete because the file is in use.
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> 
>  
> 
> Jack L
> 
> 

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