Huge stdout file in log directory

In my logdirectory C:\Program Files\Atlassian\Confluence\logs I found a huge logfile confluence###-stdout.2016-09-24 dated 23-12 last year. As in my openion this file is of no use I want to deleted. Can I delete this file without having an issue or is the application using this file?

 

I have stdout files of more recent dates.

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Dec 04, 2017

18GB is huge. It should have rolled after 20M. Please check your log4j.properties file to make sure the max file size is reasonable:

log4j.appender.confluencelog.MaxFileSize=20480KB

This article has some useful details on configuring logging:

Working with Confluence Logs

You are safe to delete that monster standard out file. The application is not using it.

Not mentioned yet. The file is 13 GB. Normally the file is only few KB

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