Posts Tagged ‘logging’

Log4j Configuration Problem

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

It seems that some documentation that is hanging around the net contains incorrect information about correct configuration of the log4j system.

Take care that you specify the properties filename as an URL rather than simple plain path location, e.g

java -Dlog4j.configuration=file:///my/path/to/log4j.properties ...

Log4j should find your configuration then. So make sure you include file:// there… 😉

Perl Message Logging

Monday, November 19th, 2007

The following code is a quick and dirty, but nevertheless usefull snippet to add logging facility to any perl script. You might want to add additional severities at lines 2-6, change the timestamp format at line 14, or enable logging into a file at lines 42-54.

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# Defines severities of messages to log
my %TYPES = (
   ERROR => 1,
   DEBUG => 1,
   INFO  => 1
);
 
# Creates the time string for log messages
# Usage: getTimestring($unixTimeValue)
sub getTimestring {
   my $t = shift;
   $t = time if !$t;
   my @T = localtime($t);
   my $time = sprintf("%02d/%02d/%04d %02d:%02d:%02d",
              $T[3], $T[4]+1, $T[5]+1900, $T[2], $T[1], $T[0]);
   return $time;
}
 
# logs an error message
# Usage: logError($message);
sub logError {
   my $s = shift;
   logEntry($s, 'ERROR');
}
 
# logs an information message
# Usage: logInfo($message);
sub logInfo {
   my $s = shift;
   logEntry($s, 'INFO');
}
 
# logs a debug message
# Usage: logDebug($message);
sub logDebug {
   my $s = shift;
   logEntry($s, 'DEBUG');
}
 
# logs a single entry with given message severity
# Usage: logEntry($message, $severity);
sub logEntry {
   my $s = shift;
   my $type = shift;
   return if !$TYPES{$type};
 
   # build timestamp and string
   $type = rpad($type, 5);
   my $time = getTimestring();
   $s =~ s/\n/\n$time $type - /g;
 
   # print to STDOUT if required
   print "$time $type - $s\n";
}
 
# Right pads a string
# Usage: rpad($string, $maxlen[, $padchar]);
sub rpad {
   my $s = shift;
   my $len = shift;
   my $char = shift;
 
   $char = ' ' if !$char;
   $s .= $char while (length($s) < $len);
   return $s;
}