[logback-user] scanning property files that are read from configuration file

ceki ceki at qos.ch
Fri Nov 4 16:06:37 CET 2011

Hi Yoel,

Property files are not watched for changes. I don't feel it is a
widely needed feature so we probably won't implement it. However, you
could write a property action which adds the property file to the list
of scanned files.

Joran is not limited to the built-in rules. You can add new rules on
the fly. See [1] for details. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you
get stuck.


[1] http://logback.qos.ch/manual/onJoran.html#newRule

On 04/11/2011 3:36 PM, Yoel Spotts wrote:
> As described in the manual, one can set logback so that the logback
> config file is scanned for modifications by including the scan attribute
> on the <configuration> tag.
> However, if a property file is defined for property substitution with
> the <property> tag, that property file is NOT scanned for modifications.
> Is it possible to set up the property file to be scanned for changes?
> If not, can I make a feature request to add this ability – maybe add a
> “scan” attribute to the <property> tag which would add the property file
> to the Config watcher list.
> Thanks!
> *Yoel Spotts*| Senior Software Engineer |nexidia

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