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 org.apache.logging.log4j.core.Appender;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.Core;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.Filter;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.StringLayout;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.Property;
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.PluginFactory;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.layout.PatternLayout;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.util.CloseShieldWriter;

 * Appends log events to a {@link Writer}.
@Plugin(name = "Writer", category = Core.CATEGORY_NAME, elementType = Appender.ELEMENT_TYPE, printObject = true)
public final class WriterAppender extends AbstractWriterAppender<WriterManager> {

     * Builds WriterAppender instances.
    public static class Builder<B extends Builder<B>> extends AbstractAppender.Builder<B>
            implements org.apache.logging.log4j.core.util.Builder<WriterAppender> {

        private boolean follow = false;

        private Writer target;

        public WriterAppender build() {
            final StringLayout layout = (StringLayout) getLayout();
            final StringLayout actualLayout = layout != null ? layout : PatternLayout.createDefaultLayout();
            return new WriterAppender(getName(), actualLayout, getFilter(), getManager(target, follow, actualLayout),
                    isIgnoreExceptions(), getPropertyArray());

        public B setFollow(final boolean shouldFollow) {
            this.follow = shouldFollow;
            return asBuilder();

        public B setTarget(final Writer aTarget) {
   = aTarget;
            return asBuilder();
     * Holds data to pass to factory method.
    private static class FactoryData {
        private final StringLayout layout;
        private final String name;
        private final Writer writer;

         * Builds instances.
         * @param writer
         *            The OutputStream.
         * @param type
         *            The name of the target.
         * @param layout
         *            A String layout
        public FactoryData(final Writer writer, final String type, final StringLayout layout) {
            this.writer = writer;
   = type;
            this.layout = layout;

    private static class WriterManagerFactory implements ManagerFactory<WriterManager, FactoryData> {

         * Creates a WriterManager.
         * @param name
         *            The name of the entity to manage.
         * @param data
         *            The data required to create the entity.
         * @return The WriterManager
        public WriterManager createManager(final String name, final FactoryData data) {
            return new WriterManager(data.writer,, data.layout, true);

    private static WriterManagerFactory factory = new WriterManagerFactory();

     * Creates a WriterAppender.
     * @param layout
     *            The layout to use or null to get the default layout.
     * @param filter
     *            The Filter or null.
     * @param target
     *            The target Writer
     * @param follow
     *            If true will follow changes to the underlying output stream.
     *            Use false as the default.
     * @param name
     *            The name of the Appender (required).
     * @param ignore
     *            If {@code "true"} (default) exceptions encountered when
     *            appending events are logged; otherwise they are propagated to
     *            the caller. Use true as the default.
     * @return The ConsoleAppender.
    public static WriterAppender createAppender(StringLayout layout, final Filter filter, final Writer target,
            final String name, final boolean follow, final boolean ignore) {
        if (name == null) {
            LOGGER.error("No name provided for WriterAppender");
            return null;
        if (layout == null) {
            layout = PatternLayout.createDefaultLayout();
        return new WriterAppender(name, layout, filter, getManager(target, follow, layout), ignore, null);

    private static WriterManager getManager(final Writer target, final boolean follow, final StringLayout layout) {
        final Writer writer = new CloseShieldWriter(target);
        final String managerName = target.getClass().getName() + "@" + Integer.toHexString(target.hashCode()) + '.'
                + follow;
        return WriterManager.getManager(managerName, new FactoryData(writer, managerName, layout), factory);

    public static <B extends Builder<B>> B newBuilder() {
        return new Builder<B>().asBuilder();

    private WriterAppender(final String name, final StringLayout layout, final Filter filter,
            final WriterManager manager, final boolean ignoreExceptions, final Property[] properties) {
        super(name, layout, filter, ignoreExceptions, true, properties, manager);




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Release date: 2021-03-06


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