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grizzled-rails-logger

Grizzled Rails Logger is a Ruby gem that provides an add-on for the stock Rails 3 logger.

The Grizzled::Rails::Logger module augments the Rails 3 ActiveSupport::BufferedLogger class, providing some additional capabilities, including:

  • Configurable colorized logging (colorized by severity).
  • Simple timestamp configuration.
  • The ability to include the PID in each message.
  • The ability to flatten the log output, removing spurious newlines, so that each message occupies only one line.
  • Anexception message that dumps an exception backtrace to the log

Installation for Rails 3

Add the following to your Gemfile, and run bundle install:

gem 'grizzled-rails-logger'

If you want the development version of the gem, use:

gem 'grizzled-rails-logger', github: 'bmc/grizzled'

This gem is specific to Rails 3, but it should work fine with either Ruby 1.9 or Ruby 1.8.7.

Documentation

Complete documentation for this software is available on the home page