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How to in CLI:

How do I add a log category?

How do I change a log level?

To change a handlers log level:

Changing the level on a log category is the same:

How do I log my applications messages to their own file?
  1. Create a file handler. There are 3 different types of file handlers to choose from; file-handler, periodic-rotating-file-handler and size-rotating-file-handler. In this example we'll just use a simple file-handler.
  2. Now create the log category.

How do I use or log4j.xml instead of using the logging subsystem configuration?

First note that if you choose to use a log4j configuration file, you will no longer be able to change the log4j logging configuration at runtime.

  1. Create a jboss-deployment-structure.xml with the following content and place it in the META-INF/ directory if you are deploying an EAR or in either the META-INF/ or WEB-INF/ directory if you are deploying a WAR.
  2. Include the or log4j.xml file in the lib/ directory in your deployment.
  3. Deploy your application.

How to in XML:

How do I log my applications messages to their own file?
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  1. Oct 01, 2014

    If creating a jboss-deployment-structure.xml file, under 7.1.1 deployment I get an error if the urn is version 1.2 (as the example above shows). It works if changed to 1.1:
    <jboss-deployment-structure xmlns="urn:jboss:deployment-structure:1.1">