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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2.8
    • Component/s: Appenders
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      Description

      I'd like to reintroduce the option of logging to a file that has the current date in it.

      For example, when the app starts up, it will start logging to myapp-20150821.log. At midnight, it starts logging to a new file named myapp-20150822.log.

      Log4j2's RollingFileAppender does not support this. In log4j2 the file appender will log to one file with a static file name, and then the content is moved over to another file.

      This used to be a feature in log4j 1.3, when using extras. I would configure it like this:

          <appender name="myapp" class="org.apache.log4j.rolling.RollingFileAppender">
              <rollingPolicy class="org.apache.log4j.rolling.TimeBasedRollingPolicy">
                  <param name="FileNamePattern" value="myapp-%d{yyyyMMdd}.log"/>
              </rollingPolicy>
              ....
          </appender>
      

      The only way I found that it would work in log4j2 is to use the following code, but that's pretty hacky:
      https://gist.github.com/tomaszalusky/b9109c0faddafe099835

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              • Assignee:
                ralph.goers@dslextreme.com Ralph Goers
                Reporter:
                haavar Haavar Valeur
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