Source Code for Apache Log4j Core Implementation

Apache Log4j Core Implementation provides the functional components of the logging system. Users are free to create their own plugins and include them in the logging configuration. Apache Log4j Core is a required module to use Apache Log4j.

Bytecode (Java 8) for Apache Log4j Core Implementation is provided in a separate JAR file like log4j-core-2.14.1.jar.

Source Code files for Apache Log4j API are provided in both binary packge like and source package like You can download them at Apache Log4j Website.

You can also browse Source Code files for Apache Log4j Core Implementation 2.14.1 below.



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package org.apache.logging.log4j.core.appender;

import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;

import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.Appender;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.Core;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.Configuration;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.Node;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.Plugin;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.PluginBuilderFactory;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.PluginConfiguration;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.PluginNode;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.validation.constraints.Required;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.status.StatusLogger;

 * A deferred plugin for appenders.
@Plugin(name = "AppenderSet", category = Core.CATEGORY_NAME, printObject = true, deferChildren = true)
public class AppenderSet {

    public static class Builder implements org.apache.logging.log4j.core.util.Builder<AppenderSet> {

        private Node node;

        private Configuration configuration;

        public AppenderSet build() {
            if (configuration == null) {
                LOGGER.error("Configuration is missing from AppenderSet {}", this);
                return null;
            if (node == null) {
                LOGGER.error("No node in AppenderSet {}", this);
                return null;
            final List<Node> children = node.getChildren();
            if (children == null) {
                LOGGER.error("No children node in AppenderSet {}", this);
                return null;
            final Map<String, Node> map = new HashMap<>(children.size());
            for (final Node childNode : children) {
                final String key = childNode.getAttributes().get("name");
                if (key == null) {
                    LOGGER.error("The attribute 'name' is missing from from the node {} in AppenderSet {}",
                            childNode, children);
                } else {
                    map.put(key, childNode);
            return new AppenderSet(configuration, map);

        public Node getNode() {
            return node;

        public Configuration getConfiguration() {
            return configuration;

        public Builder withNode(@SuppressWarnings("hiding") final Node node) {
            this.node = node;
            return this;

        public Builder withConfiguration(@SuppressWarnings("hiding") final Configuration configuration) {
            this.configuration = configuration;
            return this;

        public String toString() {
            return getClass().getName() + " [node=" + node + ", configuration=" + configuration + "]";


    private static final StatusLogger LOGGER = StatusLogger.getLogger();

    private final Configuration configuration;
    private final Map<String, Node> nodeMap;

    public static Builder newBuilder() {
        return new Builder();

    private AppenderSet(final Configuration configuration, final Map<String, Node> appenders) {
        this.configuration = configuration;
        this.nodeMap = appenders;

    public Appender createAppender(final String actualAppenderName, final String sourceAppenderName) {
        final Node node = nodeMap.get(actualAppenderName);
        if (node == null) {
            LOGGER.error("No node named {} in {}", actualAppenderName, this);
            return null;
        node.getAttributes().put("name", sourceAppenderName);
        if (node.getType().getElementName().equals(Appender.ELEMENT_TYPE)) {
            final Node appNode = new Node(node);
            configuration.createConfiguration(appNode, null);
            if (appNode.getObject() instanceof Appender) {
                final Appender app = appNode.getObject();
                return app;
            LOGGER.error("Unable to create Appender of type " + node.getName());
            return null;
        LOGGER.error("No Appender was configured for name {} " + actualAppenderName);
        return null;



Or download all of them as a single archive file:

File name: log4j-core-2.14.1-sources.jar
File size: 1281358 bytes
Release date: 2021-03-06


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