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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: log rotation for stdout and stderr?
Date Thu, 20 Nov 2003 16:57:04 GMT

This is a FAQ, you could search the archives.

A couple of things:
1. catalina.out isn't rotated on unix either.
2. Add swallowOutput=true to you context to make System.out and
System.err go into the context logger, which is rotated nightly.
3. Don't use System.out/System.err so much ;)  Consider a logging
framework like log4j.
4. There are external, free, 3rd party log rotating tools out there,

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Deluca, Don []
>Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 11:53 AM
>To: Tomcat-User (E-mail)
>Subject: log rotation for stdout and stderr?
>We are running Tomcat as a Windows service.
>The stdout and stderr log files are not rotated when running as a NT
>service.  Also when the service is stopped and started the files are
>Are there any parameters that need to be set when installing the
>service that can activate log rotation or append to
>the files?
>Any other known solutions/suggestions to fix this?
>	Don

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