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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: Question - RollingFileAppender creates empty files
Date Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:10:50 GMT
I was thinking more along the lines of an attribute named “deferCreate”.  

Ralph

> On Sep 17, 2015, at 7:49 AM, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> You could provide a patch that either:
> 
> - Deletes empty files on Log4j shutdown. Would this be an option or always
> happen?
> - Creates files on-demand. Would this be an option or always happen?
> 
> Gary
> 
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 11:49 PM, Csilla Fabian <csilla.fabian@sde.cz>
> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> I have several appenders set up, I'm getting one file for one appender,
>> but some appenders might be unused by the system, that's why there are
>> empty log files.
>> But I think you answered my question, it's not possible to set up the
>> appender in the XML config file to create the log file only in case if
>> there's something that needs to be written to it.
>> 
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Ralph Goers" <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>
>> To: "log4j-user" <log4j-user@logging.apache.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 6:01:55 PM
>> Subject: Re: Question - RollingFileAppender creates empty files
>> 
>> The files are created as soon as the output stream is opened. This happens
>> when the Appender starts.  I’d have to see your configuration to understand
>> why you would be getting multiple files though.
>> 
>> Ralph
>> 
>>> On Sep 16, 2015, at 7:23 AM, Csilla Fabian <csilla.fabian@sde.cz> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hello,
>>> 
>>> I'm using log4j2 RollingFileAppenders to log events of a complex
>> system. My problem is that empty log files are created for every appender
>> even if the given subsystem has nothing to write to them. Is there any way
>> to restrict the number of files using just the XML configuration file? I
>> could find only programmatic solutions.
>>> Thank you for the answer.
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> Csilla Fabian, SDE
>>> 
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