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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: Newbie questions around configuration
Date Thu, 14 Mar 2013 06:46:46 GMT
You have two root loggers.  Only one of them is going to take effect. The other should have
generated an error but it sounds like it didn't. That is a bug and needs to be fixed.

It sounds like the second root logger is "winning" and so all messages except those marked
as trace will go to the console. I'm not sure the wording is correct but there is a table
at http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/manual/architecture.html that discusses the log levels.
 Basically, you have configured the root logger with a level of "DEBUG". If you look at the
column with the heading of "DEBUG" all the levels (on the left) marked as "YES" will appear
in the output.  Note that for DEBUG the only one with "NO" is TRACE.

The easiest way to do this is to configure loggers for each servlet and then specify the logging
level you want for each.  So if you have com.acme.ServletA and com.acme.ServletB you could

  <logger name="com.acme.ServletA" level="TRACE"/>
  <logger name="com.acme.ServletB" level="DEBUG"/>
  <root level="error">
    <appender-ref ref="Console"/>


On Mar 13, 2013, at 12:56 PM, Confused Log4J2 User wrote:

> Hi, I have several questions for the group. I have read and studied the 2.x 
> manual, but I could not find any examples or situations related to what I am 
> trying to do.
> 1) My ultimate goal is to have certain levels, like TRACE and DEBUG, to go into 
> the Console. At the same time, I want all of my Error lines to go to a file. 
> When I run this servlet, all ERROR, DEBUG, and INFO lines go automatically to 
> the Console while TRACE is ignored. Nothing ends up in the app.log file. INFO is 
> not in this config file, but why would it appear on my Console?
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <configuration status="warn" name="MyApp" packages="">
>  <appenders>
>    <File name="MyFile" fileName="c:\tmp\app.log">
>      <PatternLayout>
>        <pattern>%d %p %C{1.} [%t] %m%n</pattern>
>      </PatternLayout>
>    </File>
>    <Console name="Console" target="SYSTEM_OUT">
>      <PatternLayout pattern="%d{HH:mm:ss.SSS} [%t] %-5level %logger{36} - 
> %msg%n"/>
>    </Console>
>  </appenders>
>  <loggers>
>    <root level="error">
>      <appender-ref ref="MyFile"/>
>    </root>
>    <root level="debug">
>     <appender-ref ref="Console"/>	
>    </root>
>  </loggers>
> </configuration>
> 2) My project will ultimately spawn several servlets, and I'd like an easy way 
> to say "Everything TRACE and below for servlet A" and "DEBUG only for servlet 
> B". How should I go about configuring that?
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