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From Daniel Mikusa <dmik...@vmware.com>
Subject Re: Limit log files rotation
Date Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:09:35 GMT
On Mar 5, 2013, at 8:54 AM, Felipe Jaekel wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I'd like to limit log rotation to a specific number of days to avoid that
> the logs folder keep growing indeterminately.

Which log files are you referring to?  Including the names would help.

> 
> Tried to google about, people say to study Log4j or use crontab,
> but isn't there an easier way like a *maxHistory* property?

Tomcat's default logging mechanism will simply rotate files.  It does not perform any cleanup
or archival.

If you want those features, you have two choices …

1.) Setup a cron job to cleanup or archive old log files.
2.) Use Tomcat's log4j support.  Log4j supports cleanup and archival.

  https://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-7.0-doc/logging.html#Using_Log4j

There's probably other things you can do as well.  Those are just the first two that popped
into my head.

Dan

> 
> Thanks,
> Phillip

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