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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: I'm more confused than ever about where STDOUT goes
Date Fri, 24 Oct 2008 21:25:39 GMT
Wm.A.Stafford wrote:
> First of all, thanks to Martin and Chuck for the replies to my original
> question about Tomcat 5.5 logging.
> To reiterate: I've installed Tomcat5.5.27 on Windows XP as a stand alone
> (not service) server and I do not see any of the logged info that I
> would expect when I start Tomcat.  At the very least I should see a
> whole lot of logging from Spring.  I'm not clear as to whether Tomcat
> itself logs anything to stdout during startup.
> As per suggestions of Martin and Chuck:
> 1. I added swallowOutput="true" to the <context> tag in
> CATALINA_HOME/conf/context.xml.  I also tried "false".
> 2. I created a CATALINA_HOME/common/classes/ as shown
> on
> I still don't see any output anywhere.  On startup TC creates five files
> in the logs dir but all are empty.  I have one Spring app deployed so I
> know that something should be written to stdout even if TC writes nothing.

If you aren't seeing anything then something is very wrong. Open a command
prompt, navigate to $CATALINA_BASE/bin and type the following: run

What do you see?


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