[logback-user] where to place logback.xml?

Rolf Schumacher rolf at august.de
Fri Mar 31 13:21:50 CEST 2017

Thank you for your reply, Ceki.

David gave the answer that where useful for my use-case.

You see, when the logback.xml file is hidden in a jar file, it is not 
easy for an end-user to change it.

Viele Grüße, Best Regards

Rolf Schumacher

Am 31.03.2017 07:05, schrieb Ceki Gulcu:
> Hi Rolf,
> Logback will reload logback.xml if detects that the file has changed.
> Configuration files can be included [1] and change detection applies
> to included files as well.
> You can instruct the user to create/modify the included config file.
> Let us know if it works for you.
> --
> Ceki
> [1] https://logback.qos.ch/manual/configuration.html#fileInclusion
> On 3/30/2017 12:54 PM, Rolf Schumacher wrote:
>> Just started with logback, I made to get work for me.
>> I am used to distribute my Java software as one jar file and a folder
>> "lib/" holding all jars the executable jar depends on.
>> The executable jar specifies the classpath to lib/*.
>> Currently the logback configuration file logback.xml is also covered 
>> in
>> the executable jar and is recognized by the application.
>> In case of an issue report from a user, I would like to give the user
>> some instructions to switch to DEBUG loglevel and send me the logging
>> output.
>> What would be the best way to do so?
>> Please note that the classpath is determined by the executable jar. I
>> tried to find a way to put a logback-test.xml on the classpath without
>> rebuilding the application. Unfortunately without success.
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