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From Matt Sicker <boa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: regex to generate a clean text message
Date Sat, 01 Mar 2014 18:48:10 GMT
The regex filter would filter which messages get logged to the configured
logger based on regex pattern matching. What you'd want is a Layout
(probably a PatternLayout) to specify what fields to log. If that doesn't
solve the problem, a custom Layout class would probably solve the issue.

On 28 February 2014 18:04, James Hart <hartj659@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> I'm an admin for a java application that uses log4j.
> I'm working with a vendor to see if there's a way to scrub the output of
> their log messages. The output of these messages is quite long (at least a
> few hundred characters) making the lines difficult to read when
> troubleshooting.
> Is there a way to apply a standard log4j filter or layout that will takes a
> regex as input and generate a reduced line with only the bits of text we
> care to see?
> I thought maybe this RegexFilter would do the trick, but I can't quite tell
> by the documentation:
> http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/manual/filters.html
> Any and all help is much appreciated.
> Thank you.

Matt Sicker <boards@gmail.com>

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