[logback-user] Include multiple files

Ceki Gülcü ceki at qos.ch
Wed Oct 27 20:10:30 CEST 2021

Hi Jedrzej,

The feature you describe is current not supported but should not be too 
difficult to add. You might want to create a jira issue asking for this 

Best regards,

Ceki Gülcü

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On 27/10/2021 19:01, Jędrzej Dudkiewicz wrote:
> Hi,
> I wrote a question some time ago on stack overflow regarding
> functionality that I'm looking for:
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/64215749/logback-is-there-a-way-to-include-all-config-files-from-directory
> Unfortunately I only got one comment and it seems that functionality
> is not there. Is there any way to achieve what I want to do? I hasten
> to add that our application is a spring-boot based application (based
> on Tomcat) and we really don't know anything about modules that people
> write for it - but we know that some people do.
> I'm pasting my question from SO below:
> Is there a way to do something along the lines:
> <configuration>
>    <include file="src/main/java/chapters/configuration/*.xml" />
> <!-- some common stuff -->
> </configuration>
> Note *.xml in <include> tag. I have an application consisting of 9
> modules, but not all of them are always present. In addition there are
> external modules that can be installed optionally and I don't know
> their names in advance (by names I mean class names or config names)
> or how they should be configured. If there was a way to include files
> using wildcard I could simply notify developers that they should place
> their config files in some directory (e.g. config/logging/) and I'd be
> set for life. Currently files must be included by hand. Of course I
> could write some code that monitors given file for new configurations
> and include them programmatically in main configuration file (or
> proper <include> tags), but maybe there is already a way to do it.

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