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

Ceki Gulcu ceki at qos.ch
Fri Mar 31 22:49:40 CEST 2017

Glad you could find a solution you are happy with.

Note in my suggestion, that the user would change the included file, not 
the "main" logback.xml file located within the jar.

On 3/31/2017 4:21 AM, Rolf Schumacher wrote:
> 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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