Log4j 2
  1. Log4j 2
  2. LOG4J2-378

Logging generates file named ${sys on some systems

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0-beta8, 2.0-beta9
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: None
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:

      Issues occurs on Win7/64 system under Tomcat 7.0.42 / Oracle JDK 1.7.0_25; fails to occur on RHEL 5.2 system under Tomcat 7.0.26 / Oracle JDK 1.7.0_03

      Description

      In a webapp I'm setting a system property in my apps ServletContextListener, and using that system property in my log4j2.xml file, like so:

      <appender type="FastFile" name="File" fileName="${sys:catalina.home}/logs/${sys:application-name}.log">
      

      On my Windows machine, a log file named "${sys." (always 0 bytes) is being created instead of a log file with the application-name. The same war deployed on one of our linux servers does not create a ${sys." file and instead creates a log file with the intended application-name.

      I should note that the files DO appear in the directory that sys:catalina.home should resolve to. They appear elsewhere when I don't use sys:catalina.home so I'm quite sure that this variable is resolving correctly and it is the sys:application-name which is the problem.

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          • Assignee:
            Unassigned
            Reporter:
            Eric Schwarzenbach
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