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org/apache/log4j/Appender.java

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package org.apache.log4j;

import org.apache.log4j.spi.Filter;
import org.apache.log4j.spi.ErrorHandler;
import org.apache.log4j.spi.LoggingEvent;

/**
   Implement this interface for your own strategies for outputting log
   statements.

   @author Ceki Gülcü 
*/
public interface Appender {

  /**
     Add a filter to the end of the filter list.

     @since 0.9.0
   */
  void addFilter(Filter newFilter);

  /**
     Returns the head Filter. The Filters are organized in a linked list
     and so all Filters on this Appender are available through the result.
     
     @return the head Filter or null, if no Filters are present
     @since 1.1
  */
  public
  Filter getFilter();

  /**
     Clear the list of filters by removing all the filters in it.
     
     @since 0.9.0
   */
  public
  void clearFilters();

  /**
     Release any resources allocated within the appender such as file
     handles, network connections, etc.

     <p>It is a programming error to append to a closed appender.

     @since 0.8.4
  */
  public
  void close();
  
  /**
     Log in <code>Appender</code> specific way. When appropriate,
     Loggers will call the <code>doAppend</code> method of appender
     implementations in order to log. */
  public
  void doAppend(LoggingEvent event);


  /**
     Get the name of this appender.
     @return name, may be null.*/
  public
  String getName();


  /**
     Set the {@link ErrorHandler} for this appender.

     @since 0.9.0
   */
  public
  void setErrorHandler(ErrorHandler errorHandler);

  /**
     Returns the {@link ErrorHandler} for this appender.

     @since 1.1
   */
  public
  ErrorHandler getErrorHandler();

  /**
     Set the {@link Layout} for this appender.

     @since 0.8.1
  */
  public
  void setLayout(Layout layout);

  /**
     Returns this appenders layout.
     
     @since 1.1
  */
  public
  Layout getLayout();
  

  /**
     Set the name of this appender. The name is used by other
     components to identify this appender.

     @since 0.8.1
  */
  public
  void setName(String name);

  /**
     Configurators call this method to determine if the appender
    requires a layout. If this method returns <code>true</code>,
    meaning that layout is required, then the configurator will
    configure an layout using the configuration information at its
    disposal.  If this method returns <code>false</code>, meaning that
    a layout is not required, then layout configuration will be
    skipped even if there is available layout configuration
    information at the disposal of the configurator..

     <p>In the rather exceptional case, where the appender
     implementation admits a layout but can also work without it, then
     the appender should return <code>true</code>.
     
     @since 0.8.4 */
  public
  boolean requiresLayout();
}

org/apache/log4j/Appender.java

 

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