Web Oriented Object Framework

User Guide (Version 0.5b4)

User Guide (Version 0.5b4)

The Logging interface

The Woof! environment provides a facility for logging messages through the log object.

The location of the log file is dependent on the web server interface in use. In most cases, Woof! own logging facility is used in which case the configuration variable log_dir specifies the directory in which the logs will be stored. By default, this is the temp directory under the Woof! root. Note that Woof! itself does not currently rotate logs. The name of the log file is specified by the variable log_file which is set to woof.log by default.

Log messages have one of the following levels associated with them: debug, info, notice, warn, err, crit, alert and emerg. These levels are the same as those used by the syslog facility on Unix.

Messages to the log file can be logged at one of these levels using the corresponding method of the same name. The message will be written to the log file only if the current logging level is lower or equal to the log level of the message. The current logging level is initialized to the value of the configuration variable log_level (info by default) and can be changed through the setlevel method.

The write method can be used to write a message to the log file at any level irrespective of the current logging level. For example,

log setlevel info
log err "This message will not be written since err < info"
log write err "This message will be written always."