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From "Steven Rock" <st...@ecirkit.org>
Subject RE: Log files always locked
Date Wed, 02 May 2007 21:01:09 GMT
I use tomcat and jboss on windows. I have installed cygwin Unix shell for
windows and put all the commands in my PATH env variable. Then I can run:

tail -f log.out

This continuously shows me the log file as it gets updated. 

-Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Fargusson.Alan [mailto:Alan.Fargusson@ftb.ca.gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 3:54 PM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: RE: Log files always locked

I think this is a Windows issue.  I doubt that Tomcat actually locks the log
files.

The reason I think that this is a Windows issue is that I run into the same
thing with other programs.  I don't run Tomcat on Windows, so I can't check
Tomcat log files specifically.

I think that this behavior depends on the type of filesystem used.  In my
case it seems that if a file is on a FAT filesystem I have this problem, but
if it is on a NTFS filesystem I don't.  I have not been able to prove this
though.

-----Original Message-----
From: Johnny Kewl [mailto:john@kewlstuff.co.za]
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 11:34 AM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Log files always locked


Just something that bugs me.....
On windows if you try open a tomcat log file... which are typically
associated with something like notepad, you get "In Use By Another Program".
Why does Tomcat lock the file handle indefinitely?
It maybe good programming practice but windows utilities generally dont give
one the option of "will open as read only"... its always a mission just to
read a log file.

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