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log.cfg to handle custom splunk app logs

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We built a custom app and deployed it in splunk.  It is writing logs in splunk/var/log/appname/appname.log.  I would like to find a way handle the logs natively within splunk, possibly using log.cfg to roll the log at a certain size as well as retention.  I added a stanza to log.cfg in an attempt to manage this log but splunk doesnt appear to care about the added configs.  Anyone use this file in such a way?  Is it even possible?  Below is a snippet of the config I added to log.cfg for the app.  


appender.appname.maxFileSize=25000000 # default: 25MB (specified in bytes).
appender.appname.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{%m-%d-%Y %H:%M:%S.%l %z} %-5p %c - %m%n

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