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From Robert Koberg <>
Subject RE: logging catalina.out and localhost-##.log - don't append
Date Fri, 09 May 2008 18:38:33 GMT
On Fri, 2008-05-09 at 13:27 -0500, Caldarale, Charles R wrote:
> > From: Robert Koberg [] 
> > Subject: logging catalina.out and localhost-##.log - don't append
> > 
> > What do you need to do to get tomcat to create a fresh 
> > catalina.out and localhost.log file for every restart? 
> Is this a trick question?  Why don't you just delete everything in the
> logs directory before running Tomcat?

because it is a (minor) pain. I am starting/stopping from a console
with ./bin/ and ./bin/ - not starting/stopping from
an ant task, so I would be manually deleting each time (and emptying my

I would like it to be like log4j where it creates the new file from

Is there no way to do this?

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