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From "Ralph Goers (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Assigned] (LOG4J2-1101) Date based file appender
Date Sun, 08 Nov 2015 23:35:10 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1101?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel

Ralph Goers reassigned LOG4J2-1101:

    Assignee: Ralph Goers

> Date based file appender
> ------------------------
>                 Key: LOG4J2-1101
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1101
>             Project: Log4j 2
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Appenders
>            Reporter: Haavar Valeur
>            Assignee: Ralph Goers
> I'd like to reintroduce the option of logging to a file that has the current date in
> For example, when the app starts up, it will start logging to myapp-20150821.log. At
midnight, it starts logging to a new file named myapp-20150822.log.
> Log4j2's RollingFileAppender does not support this. In log4j2 the file appender will
log to one file with a static file name, and then the content is moved over to another file.

> This used to be a feature in log4j 1.3, when using extras. I would configure it like
> {code}
>     <appender name="myapp" class="org.apache.log4j.rolling.RollingFileAppender">
>         <rollingPolicy class="org.apache.log4j.rolling.TimeBasedRollingPolicy">
>             <param name="FileNamePattern" value="myapp-%d{yyyyMMdd}.log"/>
>         </rollingPolicy>
>         ....
>     </appender>
> {code}
> The only way I found that it would work in log4j2 is to use the following code, but that's
pretty hacky:
> https://gist.github.com/tomaszalusky/b9109c0faddafe099835

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