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From Mladen Turk <>
Subject Re: New jsvc (commons-daemon-native); catalina.out is owned by root - WTF?
Date Thu, 02 Dec 2010 11:37:27 GMT
On 12/02/2010 12:05 PM, Gregor Schneider wrote:
> Besides, all logs are owned by tomcat:tomcat (as it should be) - the
> only exception is catalina.out.
> I guess you agree that this is not what somebody would call
> "consistent" behaviour...

The catalina.out is written by a parent process running
under root user.

If your developers need to see the stdout of the Tomcat
on the production server then you have a serious problem.
The first one that I find (well funny) is that they can access
the box at the first place.


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