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From "Rhino" <rhi...@sympatico.ca>
Subject Automatic gzip of tomcat logs in Linux?
Date Thu, 01 Apr 2004 18:33:09 GMT
Does Tomcat automatically gzip its logs on Linux Mandrake?

I noticed something odd in the Tomcat logs recently on our Linux server: apparently, every
week (on Saturday), a process is coming along and gzipping all of the files in the logs directory
of Tomcat. The system administrator says he didn't initiate this process and is unaware of
anything in Mandrake that would do this automatically. That makes me wonder if Tomcat itself
is doing this? We haven't seen any other logs (or files of any other type on this server)
getting automatically gzipped.

We really don't want to do automatically zip everything in our Tomcat logs directory; I'd
rather set up a cron job to archive or delete old logs at a schedule of my choosing. If Tomcat
is gzipping the logs, I would like to turn it off: can anyone tell me how?

It would surprise me if Tomcat is the culprit here since Tomcat 4.1.24 on my Windows XP doesn't
zip its logs but I thought I'd ask anyway. If anyone else is using Tomcat 4.1.x on Mandrake,
maybe you can suggest an alternate cause for this behaviour. I don't want to throw stones,
I just want to stop this behaviour.

We are running Mandrake 9.1 and are using Tomcat 4.1.24.

Rhino
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