[GLASSFISH-15557] server.log must be named server.txt on Windows Created: 13/Jan/11  Updated: 12/Jul/11

Status: Open
Project: glassfish
Component/s: logging
Affects Version/s: v2.1
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug Priority: Minor
Reporter: mkarg Assignee: naman_mehta
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified

Any edition of the Windows operating system


The Windows operating system's Desktop manager is learning a file's content type (Text, JPG, MP3, Word, Excel, etc.) from it's extension (.txt, .jpg, .mp3, .doc, .xls, etc.). So a log file made up from ASCII characters like server.log must be named server.txt to allow opening it without manually selecting a viewer application (here: to automatically open it using NOTEPAD.exe, the system's default text viewer). This is not a big problem, but it is annoying, and it makes GlassFish feel like "not being a good Windows citizen".

Comment by mkarg [ 12/Jul/11 ]

I want to beg you that this issue is getting fixed. It is so annoying that I cannot double click on server.log to get it opened but must always explicitly select NOTEPAD (and NO, I do NOT want all files named ".log" to open with NOTEPAD, as lots of binary files also are postfixed ".log"). Please make GF a good Windows citicen and use the extension to reflect the TYPE, not the USE of the file!

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