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How to use log4j with appending more log messages

West100 asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
How should a log4j properties file be configured so that messages won't be appended for each run to the same log file? Currently weeks worth of logged messages have been rolled into the same log file making it huge and difficult to work with.  I want to have a fresh log file containing only the current runs logged messages. I don't want separate logs for each run. One log is enough containing one runs worth of messages at a time.

I am currently using the following log4j.properties file configurations:
log4j.rootLogger = INFO, F
log4j.appender.F.layout.ConversionPattern=[%d{MMM dd HH:mm:ss}] (%-5p) - %m - at (%F:%L)%n


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