Finding Tomcat files when running inside Intellij IDEA

Investigating a problem, and created a custom logger using logback. Defined the file location as ${catalina.base}/logs/filename.log, but wasn’t sure where to find it.

Did a full drive search and discovered where Intellij stores it (at least on OSX).

To save myself future searches, it stores it in ~/Library/Caches/IntellijIdea15/tomcat folder where IntellijIdea15 will reflect the current version you’re running.

Within this directory will be folders for the various Tomcat Run Configurations. Inside the Run configurations folder will be the logs, webapps and conf folders.