RFR: 6244047: impossible to specify directories to logging FileHandler unless they exist

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Sat Nov 10 10:54:47 UTC 2012

On 09/11/2012 22:41, Jason Mehrens wrote:
> Jim,
> You might just want to change the code to create and close a FileOutputStream in a way that doesn't truncate or damage the target file.  Or maybe use the NIO file code if that is possible.  See BUG ID 4420020.
> Jason
I think so too. As it needs a FileChannel anyway, then it may be simpler 
to just use FileChannel.open(lf, WRITE), that won't truncate the file 
and will also throw a useful IOException in the event that it fails. As 
there are specific IOException thrown for specific cases then it may be 
possible to eliminate the loop completely for I/O error cases.


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