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Detailed Description

Log4c stream2 appender interface.

The stream2 appender uses a file handle FILE* for logging. It can be used with stdout, stderr or a normal file. It is pretty primitive as it does not do file rotation, or have a maximum configurable file size etc. It improves on the stream appender in a few ways that make it a better starting point for new stream based appenders.

It enhances the stream appender by allowing the default file pointer to be used in buffered or unbuffered mode. Also when you set the file pointer stream2 will not attempt to close it on exit which avoids it fighting with the owner of the file pointer. stream2 is configured via setter functions--the udata is not exposed directly. This means that new options (eg. configure the open mode ) could be added to stream2 while maintaining backward compatability.

The appender can be used with default values, for example as follows:

 log4c_appender_t* myappender;

 myappender = log4c_appender_get("/var/logs/mylog.log");
 log4c_appender_set_type(myappender,log4c_appender_type_get("stream2"));

In this case the appender will be configured automatically with default values:

The stream2 appender can be configured by passing it a file pointer to use. In this case you manage the file pointer yourself--open, option setting, closing. If you set the file pointer log4c will not close the file on exiting--you must do this:

 log4c_appender_t* myappender;
 FILE * fp = fopen("myfile.log", "w");

 myappender = log4c_appender_get("myappender");
 log4c_appender_set_type(myappender, log4c_appender_type_get("stream2"));
 log4c_stream2_set_fp(stream2_appender,myfp);

The default file pointer can be configured to use unbuffered mode. Buffered mode is typically 25-50% faster than unbuffered mode but unbuffered mode is useful if your preference is for a more synchronized log file:

 log4c_appender_t* myappender;

 myappender = log4c_appender_get("/var/logs/mylog.log");
 log4c_appender_set_type(myappender,log4c_appender_type_get("stream2"));
 log4c_stream2_set_flags(myappender, LOG4C_STREAM2_UNBUFFERED);

Definition in file appender_type_stream2.h.

#include <log4c/defs.h>
#include <log4c/appender.h>

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Defines

#define LOG4C_STREAM2_UNBUFFERED   0x01

Functions

LOG4C_API int log4c_stream2_get_flags (log4c_appender_t *a_this)
LOG4C_API FILE * log4c_stream2_get_fp (log4c_appender_t *a_this)
LOG4C_API void log4c_stream2_set_flags (log4c_appender_t *a_this, int flags)
LOG4C_API void log4c_stream2_set_fp (log4c_appender_t *a_this, FILE *fp)

Variables

__LOG4C_BEGIN_DECLS LOG4C_API
const log4c_appender_type_t 
log4c_appender_type_stream2


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