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  1. Log4j 2
  2. LOG4J2-808

RegexFilter does not work properly with RollingFileAppenders

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Not A Problem
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0-rc1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Filters
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      Description

      I am trying to use Regexfilter in RollingFileAppender. For 1st matching instance it retreived the logger, but after that I different patttern but nothing is logged in the file. Here is what I am using:

      Main Class:
      public class MainApp {
          /** 
           * @param args
           */
           public static void main(String[] args) {
               // TODO Auto-generated method stub
      	final Logger logger = LogManager.getLogger(MainApp.class.getName());
      	
      	ApplicationContext context = new ClassPathXmlApplicationContext("Beans.xml");
      		
              HelloWorld obj = (HelloWorld) context.getBean("helloWorld");
              logger.trace("NPF:Trace:Entering Log4j2 Example.");
              logger.debug("NTL:debug Entering Log4j2 Example.");
              obj.getMessage();	
              Company comp = new Company();
              comp.setCompName("ANC");
              comp.setEstablish(1889);
           
              CompanyBusiness compBus =      (CompanyBusiness)context.getBean("compBus");
              compBus.finaceBusiness(comp.getCompName(), comp.getEstablish());
              logger.trace("NTL: Trace: Exiting Log4j2 Example.");
          }
      }
      

      log4j2.xml:

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
      <Configuration>
       	<Appenders>
                   <Console name="STDOUT" target="SYSTEM_OUT">
                       <PatternLayout pattern="%d{yyyy-MM-dd [%t] HH:mm:ss} %-5p %c{1}:%L - %m%X%n" />
      	    </Console>
      	    <RollingFile name="RollingFile" fileName="C:\logTest\runtime\tla\els3.log"  append="true"
          	                        filePattern="C:\logTest\runtime\tla\els3-%d{yyyy-MM-dd}-%i.log" >
                      <PatternLayout pattern="%d{HH:mm:ss.SSS} [%t] %-5level %logger{36} - %m%X%n" />
                      <RegexFilter regex=".*business*." onMatch="ACCEPT" onMismatch="DENY"/>	
                      <Policies>
                          <SizeBasedTriggeringPolicy size="20 MB" />
                      </Policies>     	
                  </RollingFile>		
      	</Appenders>
      	<Loggers>
      		<Logger name="com.anc" level="trace"/>	
      		<Root level="trace"> 
          		    <AppenderRef ref="STDOUT" /> 
          		    <AppenderRef ref="RollingFile"/> 
      		</Root>	
      	</Loggers>
      </Configuration>
      

      When I ran for the first time, in my logfile I got logs having only "business" related line. Latter I changed the patter from .business. to "business", logging did not happen in file nor on the console. Also my application terminated without any kind of logging.

      Then I tried to revert back the pattern to .business., thereafter no logging happened on the log file, but on the console all the log trace is printed. When I comment out the Regexfilter after trying for long time, my logs was printed in the log file.

      I am not sure if this is a bug of Regexfilter works only for one time. Also if we do not pass any patter matching characters, the application stops without any log printing either on console or file.

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        1. log4j2.xml
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          Pranav Pratap
        2. MainApp.java
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          Pranav Pratap
        3. HelloWorld.java
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          Pranav Pratap

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              ppratap404 Pranav Pratap
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