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Description

Apache Log4j 2 is an upgrade to Log4j that provides significant improvements over its predecessor, Log4j 1.x, and provides many of the improvements available in Logback while fixing some inherent problems in Logback's architecture.

Code Quality Rank: L3
Programming language: Java
License: Apache License 2.0
Tags: Logging    
Latest version: v2.13.3

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README

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Apache Log4j 2

Apache Log4j 2 is an upgrade to Log4j that provides significant improvements over its predecessor, Log4j 1.x, and provides many of the improvements available in Logback while fixing some inherent problems in Logback's architecture.

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Pull Requests on Github

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Usage

Users should refer to Maven, Ivy, Gradle, and SBT Artifacts on the Log4j website for instructions on how to include Log4j into their project using their chosen build tool.

Basic usage of the Logger API:

package com.example;

import org.apache.logging.log4j.Logger;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.LogManager;

public class Example {
    private static final Logger LOGGER = LogManager.getLogger();

    public static void main(String... args) {
        String thing = args.length > 0 ? args[0] : "world";
        LOGGER.info("Hello, {}!", thing);
        LOGGER.debug("Got calculated value only if debug enabled: {}", () -> doSomeCalculation());
    }

    private static Object doSomeCalculation() {
        // do some complicated calculation
    }
}

And an example log4j2.xml configuration file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Configuration>
  <Appenders>
    <Console name="Console" target="SYSTEM_OUT">
      <PatternLayout pattern="%d{HH:mm:ss.SSS} [%t] %-5level %logger{36} - %msg%n"/>
    </Console>
  </Appenders>
  <Loggers>
    <Logger name="com.example" level="INFO"/>
    <Root level="error">
      <AppenderRef ref="Console"/>
    </Root>
  </Loggers>
</Configuration>

Documentation

The Log4j 2 User's Guide is available here or as a downloadable PDF.

Requirements

  • Java 8 users should use 2.17.1 or greater.
  • Java 7 users should use 2.12.4.
  • Java 6 users should use 2.3.2.
  • Some features require optional dependencies; the documentation for these features specifies the dependencies.

License

Apache Log4j 2 is distributed under the Apache License, version 2.0.

Download

How to download Log4j, and how to use it from Maven, Ivy and Gradle. You can access the latest development snapshot by using the Maven repository https://repository.apache.org/snapshots, see Snapshot builds.

Issue Tracking

Issues, bugs, and feature requests should be submitted to the JIRA issue tracking system for this project.

Pull request on GitHub are welcome, but please open a ticket in the JIRA issue tracker first, and mention the JIRA issue in the Pull Request.

Building From Source

See [the detailed build instructions](BUILDING.md) on how to build to the project and website from sources.

Contributing

We love contributions! Take a look at [our contributing page](CONTRIBUTING.md).


*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Apache Log4j 2 README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.