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  1. Log4j 2
  2. LOG4J2-466

Cannot load log4j2 config file if path contains plus '+' characters

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Trivial
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0-beta9
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0-rc1, 2.0
    • Component/s: Core
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    • Environment:

      Mac Pro

      Description

      Hello,

      I was trying to programmatically load a XML config file from the temporary data directory of a MacOS X system. The temp path consists of serveral '+' characters like MacOS automatically generates this path so we have to take it this way. Even I would agree that it is not nice to have '+' chars in a path name.

      When I tried to load the XML config the framework permanently loaded the DefaultConfig and not the desired XML configuration.
      By stepping through the debugger I figured out that this was caused by the method fileFromURI() in org.apache.logging.log4j.core.helpers.FileUtils.java .
      The misbehaviour was basically caused by the call of URL.decode() which converts '+' to ' ' (space) of a given String.
      Now I self-compiled the whole framework without the call of URL.decode() and the XML configuration loaded properly.
      I can not see why this call is necessary in this method so in my opinion this should be removed.

      Kind regards

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            • Assignee:
              remkop@yahoo.com Remko Popma
              Reporter:
              J. Tepke Jan Tepke
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