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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Question about making change to
Date Sun, 03 Aug 2003 07:07:55 GMT
I think your solution is too specific to your needs (or at least its a 
rare use-case), and your best bet is to create your own 
BuildLogger/BuildListener implementations.

On Friday, August 1, 2003, at 08:20  PM, Jay wrote:
> I have an ant project that uses several log listeners and loggers, 
> MailLogger,
> Log4JListener for example.  In that project I have a vendor provided 
> ant task
> that unfortunately prints out the userid and password it was passed.  
> Since
> the logs have a wide audience I need to delete/hide the logged
> userid/password.  I was going to create my own combined logger that 
> would
> strip out the offending text, but thought there could be other places 
> where
> text needed to be deleted/changed for security reasons.  Is this a 
> common
> enough problem to make a solution for?  Is there a solution that 
> already
> exists?
> I thought a change to could solve the issue for all
> loggers/listeners.  I could create a property or perhaps a list that 
> had a
> string(s) to search for, and a parm for how many bytes to overlay with 
> '*' if
> the string is found in the message.  Then getMessage() could check for 
> the
> property if it's defined, do the search/replace before the return of 
> message.
> Does that sound like an acceptable solution?  Is it worth doing?
> Thanks.
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