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From Frank Taylor <ftaylo...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: DailyRollingFileAppender - creation of directories?
Date Wed, 05 Aug 2009 16:36:59 GMT

I implemented this 
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/688127/public-web-site/DailyRollingFileAppenderToDirectories.htm
DailyRollingFileAppender with Directory support  because there was so much
public outcry for it.  


ipsi wrote:
> 
> I'm fairly sure this isn't possible, but I figured I should check, just in
> case.
> 
> Currently, I have the DRFA set up to roll the log files over at
> midnight each day. Nice and simple. However, they all currently wind
> up in the same directory, which is not ideal. What I would prefer is
> for each month to have a separate directory, so the directory
> structure would be like so:
> 
> <BASEDIR>
>     |----2008
>         |----01
>         |----02
>         |----03
>         .
>         .
>         .
>     |----2009
>         |----01
>         |----02
>         |----03
>         .
>         .
>         .
> etc.
> 
> Just makes it a little easier to find the log file I'm looking for, as
> there could easily be hundreds of them. Obviously, if Log4J can't do
> this, then I can either live with it or write my own appender.
> 
> On a related note, is there any facility in Log4J to have it compress
> old log files? I've currently got my own log file archiver (written
> outside of Log4J, and tied rather heavily to an in-house application),
> but if Log4J provides this facility, I might be better off using that
> instead.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> - Andrew Thorburn
> 
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