Now you can also use system property "log4j2.configurationFile" or environment variable "LOG4J_CONFIGURATION_FILE", according to:

BTW, the documentation says this is for XML or JSON configuration files, but it works for all types of configuration files. I just fixed that in Git.

On 2018-01-10 16:48, Ralph Goers wrote:
As documented at 
 you can use log4j.configurationFile.


On Jan 10, 2018, at 8:40 AM, Debraj Manna <> wrote:

Is it possible to have log4j configuration in some file other than

In log back this can be done via -*Dlogback.configurationFile.*

*I am looking for something similar.*

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