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Simple Logging Utility

Project description

SimpleLogger is a simple logging utility for Python. I find the default Python logging module powerful, but extremely clunky and difficult to setup quickly. SimpleLogger supports basics such as output redirection, custom logging format, and logging levels.

Usage:

Log Levels and Threshold:

The current threshold that determines what level of log entries can be seen is set through Logger.set_threshold, passing a constant as the argument. Level constants include DEBUG, INFO, WARNING, ERROR, and CRITICAL. Changing the threshold only affects future entries.

Logging Formats:

Logging formats are set through Logger.set_format, passing a string of valid characters and substitution directives as arguments.

Valid subsitution directives include:

Directive Substitution
{time} The current time
{datetime} The current date and time
{date} The current date
{level} The level of the entry
{text} The text to be logged

Installation:

Recommended:

pip install simplelogger

The Hard Way:

python setup.py install

Examples:

Basic usage:

import simplelogger

# make a new logger that outputs to output_file.log, has a threshold of DEBUG, and the entry format is just the text to be logged
logger = simplelogger.Logger(stream=output_file.log, threshold=simplelogger.DEBUG, format="{text}")

logger.info("Log at the info level")
logger.warning("Log at the warning level")

if (foo > bar):
    # change the logging threshold to INFO
    logger.set_threshold(simplelogger.INFO)
else:
    # change the format to output the logged text, the date and time, and the time separated by characters
    logger.set_format("{text}: {datetime} - {time}")

License

Copyright (C) 2013 Tayler Mulligan

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

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