Setting up Log4j in Websphere/Struts application

Posted on 2003-12-10
Last Modified: 2008-02-01

I'm trying to enable log4j logging via commons-logging in a Struts application being developed in Websphere Studio - currently its just using SimpleLog - but cannot get it to log to a file.

I've created a file and a file, which I've placed under the JavaSource folder (i.e. they get moved to the web-inf/classes folder upon deployment). These are shown below:


log4j.rootLogger=DEBUG, rolling

Can anyone tell me why the output file isn't being created? I suspect that the properties files aren't being found and so log4j is not being instantiated.



Question by:stevebeech

Accepted Solution

vzilka earned 50 total points
ID: 9913744
Although this should work, I usually prefer editing the startup script of the app server and add a -D command to the JVM.
The "-Dlog4j.configuration=foobar.txt" will tell log4j where to find its configuration file (in this case foobar.txt).

Also try "-Dlog4j.debug" to see the log4J messages .

Author Comment

ID: 9919894
Thanks Vzilka,

I tried this but still couldn't get Websphere to take notice.

In the end, I removed the commons-logging and just used log4j alone, as per

Thanks anyway,


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