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  1. Commons VFS
  2. VFS-270

Don't log VFS internal info unless vital



    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
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      Occurs for me under JDK 1.6 with 32 bit Linux, but presume everywhere.


      Please change VFS's default behavior so that it by default no longer produces programmer-focused info to stdout.

      My situation is that I'm building a command-line tool. I'm using VFS because a) the Java file API is somewhat awkward, and b) I wanted to have my tool run in a dry-run mode, where it uses an in-RAM filesystem that gets discarded.

      Even when operating purely on local files, my command-line script produces this output:

      Jul 27, 2009 1:00:02 PM org.apache.commons.vfs.VfsLog info
      INFO: Using "/tmp/vfs_cache" as temporary files store.

      Surely, that's interesting to VFS developers. And maybe that's interesting to me as a developer using the library, although it makes me wonder why it's creating temporary files while doing local file access. But that's definitely not interesting to the users of my tool, especially ones who put it in a cron job, getting regular mail that contains only this.

      My suggestion is twofold:

      1) Change the default logging levels so that they're tuned to the interests of a typical app consumer, rather than a developer. This message, for example, should be at DEBUG level rather than INFO level.
      2) Optionally, allow developers who'd like more verbose logging of VFS internals an easy way to say so.




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              wpietri William Pietri
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