log4j custom level

I've seen several references to making a custom level in log4j, but I can't seem to find any examples.

Does anyone know where I can find one?

thanks!
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CEHJCommented:
There are also references in the short manual saying that this is not a good idea ;-)

Why do you want to do it?
k41d3nAuthor Commented:
I'm writing an automated test program and I wanted to make custom levels for PASS and FAIL, then append the FAILS to a separate log file.

I could do this with ERROR and INFO, I just like the look of PASS and FAIL when the program is running. When someone not familiar with log4j uses the app, ERROR and INFO isn't the most user friendly, PASS, FAIL is pretty cut and dry.

Any ideas? Or am I just too picky? ;)
CEHJCommented:
One idea that springs to mind is (especially since you single this out for special treatment) is to make a special Test class. It can then use a separate Appender easily

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k41d3nAuthor Commented:
A separate Test class as in, a Logging Test Class?
CEHJCommented:
Yes, anything really, so that you can do

testClassLogger.logWarn(...)

You can also use filters i think, but i don't have much experience of that
CEHJCommented:
Difficult to find an example of a filter. This may be helpful:

http://www.mail-archive.com/log4net-user@logging.apache.org/msg01452.html
CEHJCommented:
(That filter would go inside the <appender> btw. You could match on PASS/FAIL)
k41d3nAuthor Commented:
Bingo. Took me awhile. but I got it :)

Thanks!
CEHJCommented:
:-)
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