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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Question - RollingFileAppender creates empty files
Date Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:49:30 GMT
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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