How to use java logging with logging.properties
Developer has two way to let java use specified properties file to configure its core Logger
1. Use the system property
From description of java.util.logging .LogManager --
the "java.util.logging.config.file" system property can be used to specify a properties file (in java.util.Properties format). The initial logging configuration will be read from this file.
But if you try to use the System.setProperty to specify the file path, surely you fail
System.setProperty( "java.util.logging.config.file", FILE_PATH);
you will find that the LogManager still use the properties file which locate in
JRE/lib/logging.properties. that's because the LogManager is initialized during VM startup, before main executes.
The correct way to do this is sepcify the path use command
java -Djava.util.logging.config.file=configFile MainClass
when start up the JVM
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2. If you want to configure this in your source code the only way is to write code as the following code fragment.
LogManager manager = LogManager.getLogManager();
manager.readConfiguration(new FileInputStream(new File(FILE_PATH)));
In this way you can let you logger work as you describe in your log file
also pls set handlers= java.util.logging.FileHandler, else all your setting will not take effect