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From Christopher Schultz <>
Subject Re: Tomcat catalina.out log is not rolling using log4j DailyRollingFileAppender
Date Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:18:26 GMT

On 11/24/15 4:31 PM, Joleen Barker wrote:
> I have setup the logrotate using cron in the past and it was very
> successful on the Linux boxes but I could not find an equivalent setup for
> AIX. Things seem so much easier on Linux. The company wants a universal
> approach so that left that option out.

Only some things are easier on Linux.

This may help:

> I did see the section you copied in from the file but couldnt
> make much out from it so I left it alone.
> I like the sound of option b. I know where the context xml file is. (Under
> the Catalina/localhost/<context>.xml) Im not sure if this is what you mean
> by descriptor.

Yup, that's the one. Just add the swallowOutput setting and restart the
web application. (Or restart Tomcat if that's easier for you.)

> If I did this would I leave the log4j config changes that I
> have in place that already?

No, you wouldn't have to use log4j at all. JULI can do log-rotation as
well, though the options aren't as nice as log4j. Log4j is a really
great logging system, actually.


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