Interface Appender


public interface Appender
Implement this interface for your own strategies for outputting log statements.
Author:
Ceki Gülcü
  • Method Details

    • addFilter

      void addFilter(Filter newFilter)
      Add a filter to the end of the filter list.
      Since:
      0.9.0
    • getFilter

      Returns the head Filter. The Filters are organized in a linked list and so all Filters on this Appender are available through the result.
      Returns:
      the head Filter or null, if no Filters are present
      Since:
      1.1
    • clearFilters

      void clearFilters()
      Clear the list of filters by removing all the filters in it.
      Since:
      0.9.0
    • close

      void close()
      Release any resources allocated within the appender such as file handles, network connections, etc.

      It is a programming error to append to a closed appender.

      Since:
      0.8.4
    • doAppend

      void doAppend(LoggingEvent event)
      Log in Appender specific way. When appropriate, Loggers will call the doAppend method of appender implementations in order to log.
    • getName

      Get the name of this appender. The name uniquely identifies the appender.
    • setErrorHandler

      void setErrorHandler(ErrorHandler errorHandler)
      Set the ErrorHandler for this appender.
      Since:
      0.9.0
    • getErrorHandler

      Returns the ErrorHandler for this appender.
      Since:
      1.1
    • setLayout

      void setLayout(Layout layout)
      Set the Layout for this appender.
      Since:
      0.8.1
    • getLayout

      Returns this appenders layout.
      Since:
      1.1
    • setName

      void setName(String name)
      Set the name of this appender. The name is used by other components to identify this appender.
      Since:
      0.8.1
    • requiresLayout

      boolean requiresLayout()
      Configurators call this method to determine if the appender requires a layout. If this method returns true, meaning that layout is required, then the configurator will configure an layout using the configuration information at its disposal. If this method returns false, 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.

      In the rather exceptional case, where the appender implementation admits a layout but can also work without it, then the appender should return true.

      Since:
      0.8.4