How to rotate Tomcat's catalina.out file

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Tomcat's catalina.out does not rotate by default. We need it to rotate because its size is increasing to gigabytes. We don't want to nullify it at the system level as we will lose some log messages. What is the best way to implement log rotation for catalina.out file?


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