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README.md

Yell - Your Extensible Logging Library

Installation

System wide:

gem install yell

Or in your Gemfile:

gem 'yell'

Usage

On the basics, Yell works just like any other logging library. However, it tries to make your log mesages more readable. By default, it will format the given message as follows:

logger = Yell.new STDOUT

logger.info "Hello World"
"2012-02-29T09:30:00+01:00 [ INFO] 65784 : Hello World"
#^                         ^       ^       ^
#ISO8601 Timestamp         Level   Pid     message

You can alternate the formatting, or completely disable it altogether. See the next examples for reference:

# No formatting
logger = Yell.new STDOUT, :format => false
logger.info "No formatting"
"No formatting"

# Alternate formatting
logger = Yell.new STDOUT, :format => "'%m' at %d"
logger.info "Alternate formatting"
"'Alternate format' at 2012-02-29T09:30:00+01:00"

As you can see, it basically is just string interpolation with a few reserved captures. You can see the list at #Yell::Formatter.

When no arguments are given, Yell will check for ENV['RACK_ENV'] and determine the filename from that.

Alternatively, you may define ENV['YELL_ENV'] to set the filename. If neither YELL_ENV or RACK_ENV is defined, 'development' will be the default. Also, if a log directory exists, Yell will place the file there (only if you have not passed a filename explicitly.

Naturally, if you pass a :filename to Yell:

logger = Yell.new 'custom.log'

Copyright © 2011-2012 Rudolf Schmidt, released under the MIT license

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