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From Jacob Kjome <h...@visi.com>
Subject Re: TimeBasedRollingPolicy behaviour
Date Thu, 01 Sep 2005 14:03:12 GMT
Quoting K Sunil <ksunil@novell.com>:

> Thanks for responding to my clarification.
>
>  I tried as you suggested.
>  I removed setActiveFileName.
> It worked by appending the date with the fileName.
>
>  I have one more clarification:
>  Is it possible to have a activeFileName with just name and no date
> appended
>  and the rolled up files must have date appended.
>  What I mean is whenever log are printed, it should print to fileName
> without date appended
>  and once the rollup happens then rolled up fileName should have date
> appended.
>
>  It is possible to get the functionality with log4j 1.3 alpha build.
>

If you provide a patch, it will make it much more likely to get into 1.3.

Jake

>
> Thanks and Regards,
> Sunil.K
>
>
> >>> carnold@apache.org 8/31/2005 9:37 PM >>>
>
> On Aug 31, 2005, at 7:35 AM, K Sunil wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> >           I am using Log4j 1.3 alpha build for the development.
> >           In this build, I tried to use TimeBasedRollingPolicy,
> > set  below properties
> >
> >           TimeBasedRollingPolicy f = new TimeBasedRollingPolicy();
> >           f.setActiveFileName("rolling.txt");
> >           f.setFileNamePattern("rolling.%d.zip");
> >           f.activateOptions();
> >
> >           then setRollingPolicy to RollingFileAppender object.
> >
> >          r = new RollingFileAppender();
> >          r.setRollingPolicy(f);
> >          r.setLayout(s);
> >           r.activateOptions();
> >
> >          I am observing different behaviour i.e
> >          I am run the program it logs to rolling.txt file
> >          Now I change the system time to one day more and rerun the
>
> > same program.
> >
> >          Behaviour observed:  It is not rolling the file, instead
> > it is appended to the same rolling.txt file
> >
> >          Expected behaviour: Should roll up the file with the date
> > appended to file Name.
> >
> >
> >          Please let me know if I have missed any setting or Is the
> > behaviour as I am observing?
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks and Regards,
> > Sunil.K
>
>
> The RollingFileAppender only renames files when a triggering event
> occurs while the application is running.  It does not attempt to
> determine if a triggering event would have occurred during the time
> that the application was inactive.
>
> What you have specified currently says:   Always log to
> "rolling.txt"  If the evaluation of the file name pattern changes
> between logging events, attempt rename the old rolling.txt to the
> previous evaluation of the file name pattern.
>
> If you are running the CVS HEAD, you can remove the setActiveFileName
> () call which will allow the active log file to be generated from the
>
> file name pattern.  It still would not attempt to imply transitions
> that occurred in the past, but it would likely have the behavior that
>
> you desired.  It is also more robust since it eliminates the close
> and rename actions.
>
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