Colorlog

Introduction

The ColorLog Extension provides the ColorLogHandler for logging, and is a sub-class and drop-in replacement for the default log handler LoggingLogHandler.
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Requirements

  • Colorlog
Cement 3.0.8+:
pip install cement[colorlog]
Applications using Cement <3.0.8 should continue to include colorlog in their dependencies.

Installation

pip install cement[colorlog]

Configuration

This handler honors the following settings under a [log.colorlog] section of the configuration:
Setting
Description
level
The level to display logs for. One of INFO, WARNING, ERROR, FATAL, DEBUG. Default: INFO
file
The filesystem path of the log file. Default: None
to_console
Whether or not to log to console. Default: True
rotate
Whether or not rotate the log file. Default: False
max_bytes
Maximum file size (in bytes) until the log file is rotated (if rotation is enabled). Default: 512000
max_files
Maximum number of files to keep when rotating is enabled. Default: 4
colorize_file_log
Whether or not to colorize the log file. Default: False
colorize_console_log
Whether or not to colorize the console log. Default: True
Note that there are precautions in place to disable colorized logging if the session is not a valid TTY via sys.stdout.istty()
A sample config section might look like:
~/.myapp.conf
[log.colorlog]
file = /path/to/config/file
level = info
to_console = true
rotate = true
max_bytes = 512000
max_files = 4
colorize_file_log = false
colorize_console_log = true

Usage

Example: Using Colorlog Extension
from cement import App
class MyApp(App):
class Meta:
label = 'myapp'
extensions = ['colorlog']
log_handler = 'colorlog'
with MyApp() as app:
app.run()
app.log.debug('This is my debug message')
app.log.info('This is my info message')
app.log.warning('This is my warning message')
app.log.error('This is my error message')
app.log.fatal('This is my critical message')
The colors can be customized by passing in a colors dictionary mapping overriding the ColorLogHandler.Meta.colors option
Example: Customizing Colorlog Colors
from cement import App, init_defaults
META = init_defaults('log.colorlog')
META['log.colorlog']['colors'] = {
'DEBUG': 'cyan',
'INFO': 'green',
'WARNING': 'yellow',
'ERROR': 'red',
'CRITICAL': 'red,bg_white',
}
class MyApp(App):
class Meta:
label = 'myapp'
extension = ['colorlog']
log_handler = 'colorlog'
meta_defaults = META
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