How to download and install Log4j on Linux

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Download the latest version of Log4j from This will download a file such as apache-log4j-2.11.1-bin.tar.gz or Place the downloaded file on your Linux server. Create a directory for Log4J.

mkdir /opt/log4j


Extract the downloaded binaries. 

unzip apache-log4j-<version> -d /opt/log4j
tar -zxvf apache-log4j-<version>-bin.tar.gz --directory /opt/log4j


Once extracted, you will be able to use the Log4j JARs.

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