Log messages by facility and level.
A quick program to write to a specified log facility at a specified log level.
I originally wrote this so I had a way to quickly and easily test my syslog-ng configuration. Of course there were probably already programs that would do this, but for whatever dumb reason, I couldn’t find them. (logger came to mind much later - http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/CGI/man-cgi?logger+1.) On the bright side, it gave me the opportunity to mock the Python logging class for my unit test, using Gary Bernhardt’s Dingus library. https://github.com/garybernhardt/dingus. I also used his Expecter library again. Big thanks to Gary. He’s been my goto for Python + TDD.
Syslogger is in pypi at http://pypi.python.org/pypi/Syslogger/. To install, simply use pip.
` pip install syslogger `
` sudo pip install --upgrade syslogger `
syslogger runs from the command line.
` syslogger FACILITY LEVEL [--address ADDRESS] MESSAGE `
where FACILITY is one of:
and LEVEL is one of:
and ADDRESS is the address of the socket that your system logger is listening to (defaults to /dev/log),
and MESSAGE is the message you’d like to log.
If you think syslogger might make your Python logging easier, feel free to use it in your code too.
` from syslogger.syslogger import Syslogger l = Syslogger(level="CRITICAL", facility="AUTH", address="/dev/log") l.log("Hello world, love syslogger") `