how to exclude specific lines from catalina.out

hey folks.

i need to now how to set up the log4j.properties to push all lines like this:

2013-08-09 16:11:37,450 http-8080-21 INFO anonymous 971x4882x4 - xx.xx.xx.xx,xx.xx.xx.xx /browse/BPRO/component/12778 [com.domain.seraph.GwallAuthenticator] username got from gwall header: (null)
2013-08-09 16:11:37,450 http-8080-21 INFO anonymous 971x4882x4 - xx.xx.xx.xx,xx.xx.xx.xx /browse/BPRO/component/12778 [com.domain.seraph.GwallAuthenticator] got User from database: (null)
2013-08-09 16:11:37,450 http-8080-21 INFO anonymous 971x4882x4 - xx.xx.xx.xx,xx.xx.xx.xx /browse/BPRO/component/12778 [com.domain.seraph.GwallAuthenticator] User saved into session: (null)

into a seperate log file so that logrotation can be set up.

right now all these request are logged into catalina.out which causes a rapidly increasing file size...

approx 8G in 10 days....so i really need to filter these lines out and push them to a seperate file.

any idea?

Cheers

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catalina.out probably configured as the console logger in your config. You could chaneg that, or try using filters.

http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/manual/configuration.html#Filters

Also see this SO question for solutions to either stop all ligging to catalina, or roll the file over.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1146759/catalina-out-rolling-with-tomcat-6-0

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