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Using FileAppender - Unable to log to a file

Jim Patrick
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Joined: Dec 27, 2005
Posts: 42


I am new to using log4j. I am just trying out a sample Java web application using tomcat6.0.18, log4j(log4j1.2.11.jar), Struts, and Eclipse Juno IDE on Windows

My Issue - I can see the DEBUG and INFO logs in eclipse console window but somehow they are not logged to a file. Not sure if I have missed something.
Could someone please help me?

Below is the log4j configuration in my sample application for reference:

I have this file under src folder in my application in eclipse IDE

log4j.rootLogger=DEBUG, myDebug, myConsole

# Configure the myConsoleappender
log4j.appender.myConsole.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{yyyy-MMM-dd HH:mm:ss,SSS} - %p %c - %m%n

# Configure the myDebug appender
log4j.appender.myDebug.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{yyyy-MMM-dd HH:mm:ss,SSS} - %p %c - %m%n

2) web.xml:


Please let me know if any other details are needed.

Thanks in advance,

-Jim Patrick
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19973

Perhaps you are looking in the wrong place for those log files? I don't see anything wrong with what you posted, and it says to write the logs into the /logs folder. So do you have such a folder? Does your server have permission to write in it and create files in it?
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