Python - Print Logs in a File
If you want to print python logs in a file rather than on the console then we can do so using the
basicConfig() method by providing
filemode as parameter.
The format of the message can be specified by using
format parameter in
Let us take a basic example to print logs to a file rather than on the console. The code snippet is given below:
import logging # first of all import the module
logging.basicConfig(filename='std.log', filemode='w', format='%(name)s - %(levelname)s - %(message)s')
logging.warning('This message will get logged on to a file')
root - ERROR - This message will get logged on to a file
The above output shows how the message will look like but keep in mind it will be written to a file named std.log instead of the console.
In the above code, the
filemode is set to
w, which means the log file is opened in “write mode” each time
basicConfig() is called, and after each run of the program, it will rewrite the file.
The default configuration for filemode is
a, that is append, which means that logs will be appended to the log file and adding logs to the existing logs.
Python Logging - Store Logs in a File
There are some basic steps and these are given below:
First of all, simply import the logging module just by writing
The second step is to create and configure the logger. To configure logger to store logs in a file, it is mandatory to pass the name of the file in which you want to record the events.
In the third step, the format of the logger can also be set. Note that by default, the file works in append mode but we can change that to write mode if required.
You can also set the level of the logger.
So let's move on to the code now:
#importing the module
#now we will Create and configure logger
#Let us Create an object
#Now we are going to Set the threshold of logger to DEBUG
#some messages to test
logger.debug("This is just a harmless debug message")
logger.info("This is just an information for you")
logger.warning("OOPS!!!Its a Warning")
logger.error("Have you try to divide a number by zero")
logger.critical("The Internet is not working....")
The above code will write some messages to file named std.log. If we will open the file then the messages will be written as follows:
2020-06-19 12:48:00,449 - This is just harmless debug message
2020-06-19 12:48:00,449 - This is just an information for you
2020-06-19 12:48:00,449 - OOPS!!!Its a Warning
2020-06-19 12:48:00,449 - Have you try to divide a number by zero
2020-06-19 12:48:00,449 - The Internet is not working...
You can change the format of logs, log level or any other attribute of the
LogRecord along with setting the filename to store logs in a file along with the mode.