17.4. Enabling Logging at the Command Line

Overview

You can run the logging utility on an application by defining a java.util.logging.config.file property when you start the application. You can either specify the default logging.properties file or a logging.properties file that is unique to that application.

Specifying the log configuration file on application start-up

To specify logging on application start-up add the flag shown in Example 17.9, “Flag to Start Logging on the Command Line” when starting the application.

Example 17.9. Flag to Start Logging on the Command Line

-Djava.util.logging.config.file=myfile