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From "Thom Hehl" <>
Subject RE: Logging
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2011 13:03:20 GMT

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From: Christopher Schultz [] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 6:15 PM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Re: Logging

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On 11/30/11 1:04 PM, Thom Hehl wrote:
>> I'm using VI to reading the log file. I running a Windows RDP.

>Are you using 'vi' in a way that allows it to get updates from the
>file? I'm no 'vi' expert, but I'm sure it reads the entire file at
>startup and thinks that it doesn't change.

Actually, it monitors the file and allows you to load changes if the file changes. The problem
is that this is a test server and so it may take days to dump the log I need. So the tool
reading it is not the problem, it's the fact that tomcat hasn't flushed to the file yet.

>Try using:

> tail -f stdout.log

>If you have a POSIX environment handy (like Cygwin, or gnuutils or

>- -chris

>PS: vi on Windows? That's doing things the hard way. ;)

Oh, contraire...although one of the hardest editors to learn to use (IBM's XEDIT comes to
mind as equally hard) vi is the best editor to use EVER.

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