?
Solved

Tomcat: how to force all the logs to go in one file

Posted on 2006-11-02
5
Medium Priority
?
235 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-04
A default installation of Tomcat logs things in admin.{date}.log, catalina.{date}.log, host-manager.{date}.log, manager.{date}.log, and localhost.{date}.log. How to change the configuration (I guess logs/logging.properties) to send everything in one file (say logs/tomcat.log), and always the same file (without the date in the file name)?

Alex
0
Comment
Question by:avernet
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:manav_mathur
ID: 17862488
Does this help??
http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-5.5-doc/logging.html

Scroll down some more for logs/logging.propertiers sample. You have to change all the prefixes to "tomcat"
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
hubtech earned 400 total points
ID: 17862490
Sorry - that's the way it works - at least until version 5.5 anyway.

From http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-5.0-doc/config/logger.html

File Logger (org.apache.catalina.logger.FileLogger)
The File Logger records all logged messages to disk file(s) in a specified directory. The actual filenames of the log files are created from a configured prefix, the current date in YYYY-MM-DD format, and a configured suffix. On the first logged message after midnight each day, the current log file will be closed and a new file opened for the new date, without having to shut down Catalina in order to perform this switch.

... hubtech
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:hubtech
ID: 17862695
You can combine them into one common file by changing the prefix but you cannot do away with the date stamping.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:avernet
ID: 18401197
All,

Thank you for the answers to this question.

Alex
0

Featured Post

Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you've heard about htaccess and it sounds like it does what you want, but you're not sure how it works... well, you're in the right place. Read on. Some Basics #1. It's a file and its filename is .htaccess (yes, with a dot in the front). #…
If you are a web developer, you would be aware of the <iframe> tag in HTML. The <iframe> stands for inline frame and is used to embed another document within the current HTML document. The embedded document could be even another website.
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…
How to fix incompatible JVM issue while installing Eclipse While installing Eclipse in windows, got one error like above and unable to proceed with the installation. This video describes how to successfully install Eclipse. How to solve incompa…
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question