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.

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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.rewrite;

import java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentHashMap;
import java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentMap;

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.LogEvent;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.appender.AbstractAppender;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.AppenderControl;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.AppenderRef;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.Configuration;
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.PluginAttribute;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.PluginConfiguration;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.PluginElement;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.PluginFactory;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.util.Booleans;

 * This Appender allows the logging event to be manipulated before it is processed by other Appenders.
@Plugin(name = "Rewrite", category = Core.CATEGORY_NAME, elementType = Appender.ELEMENT_TYPE, printObject = true)
public final class RewriteAppender extends AbstractAppender {

    private final Configuration config;
    private final ConcurrentMap<String, AppenderControl> appenders = new ConcurrentHashMap<>();
    private final RewritePolicy rewritePolicy;
    private final AppenderRef[] appenderRefs;

    private RewriteAppender(final String name, final Filter filter, final boolean ignoreExceptions,
                            final AppenderRef[] appenderRefs, final RewritePolicy rewritePolicy,
                            final Configuration config, final Property[] properties) {
        super(name, filter, null, ignoreExceptions, properties);
        this.config = config;
        this.rewritePolicy = rewritePolicy;
        this.appenderRefs = appenderRefs;

    public void start() {
        for (final AppenderRef ref : appenderRefs) {
            final String name = ref.getRef();
            final Appender appender = config.getAppender(name);
            if (appender != null) {
                final Filter filter = appender instanceof AbstractAppender ?
                    ((AbstractAppender) appender).getFilter() : null;
                appenders.put(name, new AppenderControl(appender, ref.getLevel(), filter));
            } else {
                LOGGER.error("Appender " + ref + " cannot be located. Reference ignored");

     * Modifies the event and pass to the subordinate Appenders.
     * @param event The LogEvent.
    public void append(LogEvent event) {
        if (rewritePolicy != null) {
            event = rewritePolicy.rewrite(event);
        for (final AppenderControl control : appenders.values()) {

     * Creates a RewriteAppender.
     * @param name The name of the Appender.
     * @param ignore If {@code "true"} (default) exceptions encountered when appending events are logged; otherwise
     *               they are propagated to the caller.
     * @param appenderRefs An array of Appender names to call.
     * @param config The Configuration.
     * @param rewritePolicy The policy to use to modify the event.
     * @param filter A Filter to filter events.
     * @return The created RewriteAppender.
    public static RewriteAppender createAppender(
            @PluginAttribute("name") final String name,
            @PluginAttribute("ignoreExceptions") final String ignore,
            @PluginElement("AppenderRef") final AppenderRef[] appenderRefs,
            @PluginConfiguration final Configuration config,
            @PluginElement("RewritePolicy") final RewritePolicy rewritePolicy,
            @PluginElement("Filter") final Filter filter) {

        final boolean ignoreExceptions = Booleans.parseBoolean(ignore, true);
        if (name == null) {
            LOGGER.error("No name provided for RewriteAppender");
            return null;
        if (appenderRefs == null) {
            LOGGER.error("No appender references defined for RewriteAppender");
            return null;
        return new RewriteAppender(name, filter, ignoreExceptions, appenderRefs, rewritePolicy, config, null);



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


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