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Hi. I recently decided to use simple log for my logging as it is pretty much simple but recently, I met up with some problems using it.

I am using netbeans to develop for a project that requires logging function and I chose simple log since it seems easier that log4j ...etc. In netbeans, it always generates a 'dist' folder for the jar files generated after being built. I placed the properties files and rollover properties right next to the jar file in the dist folder that netbeans generated and enabled the log to write to file but when I ran a simple test for logging functions, it didn't even write or log anything. I moved the properties to the 'src' folder and compiled and built it (now the properties files are part of the jar file) and it started to log and output to a file. Why is that so ? Is there a way I could avoid putting the properties into the source folder then compile and build it ? It would restrict users including myself to adjust the properties when needed. I noticed that the 'simplelog-config.properties' have a 'simplelog.logFile' field where I can specify where I want it to log to. When I specify 'log/application.log', it didn't log the output anywhere until I changed it to the very precise folder '/home/<user>/netbeansproject/<app-name>/log/application.log'. then did it start logging. I doubt if I want the user to create some netbeansproject folder with whatever folder names and files needed. Is it possible to have an abstract name like 'log/app-log.log' like how the java.util.File works where you can use 'log/app-log.log' rather than the full filepath ?

So how do I solve the above problems ?
 
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