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From Harald Dunkel <>
Subject Re: A question about log-rotation on "catalina.out"
Date Thu, 29 Oct 2009 09:31:56 GMT
thomas2004 wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have now a problem/question:
> I've installed Tomcat 5.5.27 on Linux. Though the "catalina.out" will be
> rotated everyday, i.g. "catalina.yyyy-mm-dd.log. But the "catalina.out"-self
> doesn't begin from the new day but still contains the old log messages. I've
> heard this is default setting. Is it true?

catalina.out is written via I/O redirection in the startup script.
Maybe you would like to send stdout and stderr to logger(1) instead?

Hope this helps


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