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Java Logging Question

Richard Green
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Joined: Aug 25, 2005
Posts: 536

I am pretty new to JDK-logging and I have a simple question for you all.

Below is a piece of code that appears on my application

Basically, I want to use Logging API in my application & log everything to my log file wherease log fatal errors / exceptions to the console and file.

But for some wierdo reason

logs both to my log file as well as console

What am I doing wrong?

MCSD, SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCJD (in progress - URLybird 1.2.1)
Sonny Gill
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Joined: Feb 02, 2002
Posts: 1211

There is a default ConsoleHandler with level INFO, defined in jre/lib/

Could that be the reason for this behaviour?
Richard Green
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Joined: Aug 25, 2005
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any one?
Seb Mathe
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Joined: Sep 28, 2005
Posts: 225
Sonny is right, there's a default configuration in which a ConsoleHandler is defined, with INFO Level enabled for root logger.

Try to add

at the beggining of yout code.

Or, better, define your logging configuration in a logging properties file which will override the default one.

Regards,<br />Seb<br /> <br />SCJP 1.4
Richard Green
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Joined: Aug 25, 2005
Posts: 536
Thanks Seb. That worked like a charm!
I agree. Here's the link:
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