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From "Dale, Matt" <>
Subject RE: Managing Tomcat logs
Date Tue, 22 Jun 2004 13:12:16 GMT

You could add a customer Logger tag to the context in your server.xml and add the swallowOutput="true"
attribute, this will put standard out and standard error into the log file that you specify
which is rotated on a daily basis automatically for you by tomcat.


-----Original Message-----
From: Veera Sivakumar []
Sent: 22 June 2004 10:47
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Managing Tomcat logs

I am using Tomcat as web server for my application. I start Tomcat using windows service.
All the logs generated by the Application are written in to a file called stdout.log which
is under tomca/logs folder.
I have noticed that with continuous use of application,stdout file size increasing to a large
extent. To delete the it I have to stop the tomcat.
Is there any way that I can manage the logs date wise automatically(without manual intervention).
I am not using any third party tool for logging.
The logging mechanism I use is very simple.

We have class that have a method log(String);
This log() method use System.out.println();
In the application, I use Debug.log("Exception");

I will be more happy if there is any way to manage logs.
I have also noticed the following logs generated by Tomcat:

How to maintain these logs?. Can we off them permanently?
Thanks in advance.

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