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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: tomcat logging and java.util.logging
Date Tue, 27 Jan 2004 16:57:52 GMT


>In my webapp's context I configured a logger:
>   <Logger className="org.apache.catalina.logger.FileLogger"
>       prefix="localhost_gargantus_log."
>       suffix=".txt"
>       timestamp="true" />
>I changed over from using log4j to using the native java.util.logging
>package, and I have lost the ability to write to this logger in my
>context. Instead, java.util.logging logs to the file I specify (or a
>default) in its own configuration file.
>How come log4j was able to direct logging to the tomcat logger above?

My guess: because log4j is  better and has features specifically
tailored for servlet context logging?

>Can anybody shed some light on this situation?

Light?  No.  Suggestion?  Yes: reverse your switch and use log4j.

Yoav Shapira

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