[logback-user] logback.xml vs logback-test.xml

Anders Hammar anders at hammar.net
Sat Mar 22 07:18:13 CET 2008


I had a quick look in the code (trunk of logback-classic) and
logback-test.xml is used before logback.xml. This is however the
trunk, so the behavior could be different in the release you're using
(I did not check the 0.9.8 release). The faq should be corrected and
the best way to make this happen is if you file a jira. Could you
please do that?


On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 6:55 PM, Patel, Sanjay <sapatel at nemours.org> wrote:
> I found conflicting information on the logback website.
>   http://logback.qos.ch/faq.html  states
>  "If a file called logback.xml is found in the classpath, then it is used.
>  In case it is not found, a logback-test.xml file is searched, and used if available.
>  If none of these files are available, logback uses its BasicConfigurator class to create a simple default configuration that will only log to the console."
>   http://logback.qos.ch/manual/joran.html states
>  " 1. Logback tries to find a file called logback-test.xml in the classpath.
>   2. If no such file is found, it checks for the file logback.xml.
>   3. In case neither file is found, logback configures itself automatically using the BasicConfigurator which will cause logging output   to be directed on the console"
>  I think that FAQ (http://logback.qos.ch/faq.html) is correct. If it is true, while running tests using Maven (mvn test) it uses "src/main/resources" (home of logback.xml) and  "src/test/resources" (home of logback-test.xml). logback-test.xml will never override logback.xml.
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