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Log4j Example On Using FileAppender And ConsoleAppender Simultaneously

Log4j » On Feb 27, 2012 By Sivateja

Let us see how to use FileAppender and ConsoleAppender at a time.

Files Required

  • my.txt [ We will let the appender to write into this file ]

Directory Structure

Once we run this client program, my.txt will contains….


log4j.appender.CONSOLE.layout.ConversionPattern=%-4r [%t] %-5p %c %x – %m%n

log4j.appender.LOGFILE.layout.ConversionPattern=[%t] %-5p %c %d{dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm:ss} – %m%n


[main] DEBUG Client 27/02/2012 21:39:15 – This is debug message
[main] INFO  Client 27/02/2012 21:39:15 – This is info message
[main] WARN  Client 27/02/2012 21:39:15 – This is warn message
[main] FATAL Client 27/02/2012 21:39:15 – This is fatal message
[main] ERROR Client 27/02/2012 21:39:15 – This is error message

Output In Eclipse Console

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23 Responses to “Log4j Example On Using FileAppender And ConsoleAppender Simultaneously”
  1. pintu says:

    how to enable package level logging

  2. Java4s says:


    If you need package level logging just added this..

    # Print only messages of level WARN or above in the package

  3. Sajal says:

    what is difference between debug and info.
    when we have to write that’s.

  4. Java4s says:


    INFO: Is equivalent to System.out, and can use this one for general messages, just to know the progress of the application.

    Debug: Helps developer to debug application, like where to fix and all

    Warn: Gives a warning about an unexpected event to the user, designates potentially harmful situations, but doesn’t stop your app. some thing like invalid email address bla..

    Error: Some thing alerts about problems that prevent your app from continuing normally

  5. srinivas says:

    can you providesome more tools like ANT & JUNIT

  6. Raja says:

    Can u please provide Spring-MVC

  7. pallavi says:

    Thanks for providing Log4j, the content is very nice and worthful, can you please provide ANT,CVS,JUnit and Spring MVC..

  8. Siva Krishna says:

    Please Provide me the jasper report code

  9. Nagendra says:

    plz provide JUnit…

  10. mahendra says:

    Really superb tutorial, Thanks

  11. Kiran says:

    Hi Java4s,
    I tried the above code and working good. but i need to create log file my.txt in dynamic date folders i mean my.txt has to be in 27/06/2013 and in 28/06/2013. Please help me.

  12. Very useful tutorial, well explained.

    Please provide Web Services & REST tutorials.


  13. Ramu says:

    really nice website and your explanation is very good.

  14. Abhijeet says:

    nice tutorials, i am learning too much form here….

  15. sami says:

    thanks to Java4s ,i have learned many concepts from here.Nice Log4j tutorials..

  16. baazi says:

    Your explanation is keka sir..


  17. Giri Prasad says:

    Thanks to website.
    Nice tutorial, every one understand easily, can you provide Maven,JBoss,JUnit,WebServices…It’s useful to everyone.

  18. Dilip kumar says:

    Can u provide cvs tool and webservices. It is very useful to every one.

  19. Yogesh says:


    Please give one example of multiple log files.

  20. Sagar Misal says:

    Hi ,

    I need some help in below case ,

    I need to filter the message which are going into log file before
    Actually I am using Soap Web service with spring and with some configuration as ,

    Log4j automatically log all soap request respose in log file
    i just need to filter the message containt before printing in file so i can prevent password field to log in lg file.

  21. Ananth105 says:

    Hi Java4s, Really Very Nice Tutorials it worth to learn here… Please help me how to clear the previous data in a text file by using I mean you explained in the first example by using boolean value false, so it clears the previous data… But you didn’t explain in file

    Thanks in Advance!!!

  22. Anand says:

    Awesome, U made my day. Thank you very much.

  23. Ajay says:

    Awesome , Nice and simple Explanation


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