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From "James Stauffer" <stauffer.ja...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: DailyRollingFileAppender extensions...
Date Thu, 18 May 2006 15:41:48 GMT
This is extensively discussed.  Options: log4j 1.3 or implement your
own appender (easy to do).

On 5/18/06, Barbalace, Richard <RBARBALACE@partners.org> wrote:
> Hello.
>
> I am attempting to use a DailyRollingFileAppender with a logger.  I like the
> concept, but the resulting formating of the file name is undesireable.
>
> I am using a simple and common specification:
>   log4j.appender.MONITOR=org.apache.log4j.DailyRollingFileAppender
>   log4j.appender.MONITOR.File=logs/monitor.log
>   log4j.appender.MONITOR.DatePattern='.'yyyy-MM-dd
>
> Given a filename of "monitor.log", the DailyRollingFileAppender will copy this
> to "monitor.log.2006-05-17", thereby altering the ".log" extension.  This is
> inconsistent with all the other logs I have from Tomcat, such as
> "catalina.2006-05-17.log" or "localhost.2006-05-17.log", and the change to the
> extension is an annoyance.  The formating used by DailyRollingFileAppender is
> unusual among the applications I have seen, so this must be a common problem.
>
> Is there a way of getting DailyRollingFileAppender to recognize extensions and
> insert the date format between the filename and the extension?
>
> I considered using the following:
>   log4j.appender.MONITOR.DatePattern='.'yyyy-MM-dd'.log'
> But my understanding is that the file would then look like
> "monitor.log.2006-05-17.log", which has an extension in the middle so it would
> also be wrong.
>
> Richard J. Barbalace
> Software Developer
> Harris Orthopaedics Biomechanics and Biomaterials Laboratory
> Massachusetts General Hospital
> 55 Fruit Street, Jackson 1121
> Boston, MA  02114
> Tel: 617-726-3607
> Fax: 617-726-3883
>
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