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struts & where to place log4j.properties

Prashant Mehendru

Joined: Sep 01, 2003
Posts: 2
I am using log4j as my default logging system. Could you tell me if I can place log4j.properties in any folder besides the $\WEB-INF\classes\? And, if so, how? (I mean, where do I need to tell my application that it would find the properties file in "xyz" folder?)
R K Singh
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Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5382
You can place your log4j properties file anywhere you wish.
If you place in the classes directory, then it automatically comes in the classpath and logger can find it from the classpath.
If you place your prop file anywhere else then in your initLog() method you pass the file path.


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Prashant Mehendru

Joined: Sep 01, 2003
Posts: 2
Actually, I had been looking for a default location for WebSphere. Something like the root folder where WebSphere searched first. Applying some hooks, I realized that it first read the /properties folder. So, I simply placed my log4j.properties there
Makes life much simpler And of course, efficient!
I am using the logger only for debugging purposes currently.
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