Make Tomcat Log Stuff to Console (in Eclipse)

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TL;DR: in your project’s src/main/resources add the CONSOLE setting to the log4j.properties file.

While trying to add features to a web application, I stumbled on an odd situation: my Eclipse Console would show only log messages for tomcat processes, none of my logs. I’ve tried to add a logger properties in Tomcat itself in ${CATALINA_BASE}/lib, but I had no luck.

The solution is to use your app’s own log4j.properties (in src/main/resources) and enable CONSOLE logger. My file looks like this now:

where my.app is my application’s package name (e.g. com.laurivan.helloworld).

HTH,


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