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[Console] Added standalone PSR-3 compliant logger

| Q             | A
| ------------- | ---
| Doc fix?      | no
| New docs?     | yes symfony/symfony#10194
| Applies to    | 2.5


15628e6 [Console] Added standalone PSR-3 compliant logger
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weaverryan committed Mar 24, 2014
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.. index::
single: Console; Logger
Using the Logger
.. versionadded:: 2.5
The :class:`Symfony\\Component\\Console\\Logger\\ConsoleLogger` was
introduced in Symfony 2.5.
The Console component comes with a standalone logger complying with the
`PSR-3_` standard.
Depending of the verbosity setting, log messages will be sent to the
:class:`Symfony\\Component\\Console\\Output\\OutputInterface` instance
passed as a parameter to the constructor.
The logger does not have any external dependency except ``php-fig/log``.
This is useful for console applications and commands needing a lightweight
PSR-3 compliant logger::
namespace Acme;
use Psr\Log\LoggerInterface;
class MyDependency
private $logger;
public function __construct(LoggerInterface $logger)
$this->logger = $logger;
public function doStuff()
$this->logger->info('I love Tony Vairelles\' hairdresser.');
You can rely on the logger to use this dependency inside a command::
namespace Acme\Console\Command;
use Acme\MyDependency;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Command\Command;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Input\InputInterface;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Output\OutputInterface;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Logger\ConsoleLogger;
class MyCommand extends Command
protected function configure()
'Use an external dependency requiring a PSR-3 logger'
protected function execute(InputInterface $input, OutputInterface $output)
$logger = new ConsoleLogger($output);
$myDependency = MyDependency($logger);
The dependency will use the instance of
``Symfony\\Component\\Console\\Logger\\ConsoleLogger`` as logger.
Log messages emitted will be displayed on the console output.
Depending on the verbosity level that the command is run, messages may or
may not be sent to the ``Symfony\\Component\\Console\\Output\\OutputInterface`` instance.
By default, the console logger behaves like the
:doc:`Monolog's Console Handler </cookbook/logging/monolog_console>`.
The association between the log level and the verbosity can be configured
through the second parameter of the :class:`Symfony\\Component\\Console\\ConsoleLogger`
// ...
$verbosityLevelMap = array(
LogLevel::NOTICE => OutputInterface::VERBOSITY_NORMAL,
LogLevel::INFO => OutputInterface::VERBOSITY_NORMAL,
$logger = new ConsoleLogger($output, $verbosityLevelMap);
The logger outputs the log messages formatted with a color reflecting their
level. This behavior is configurable through the third parameter of the
// ...
private $formatLevelMap = array(
LogLevel::CRITICAL => self::INFO,
LogLevel::DEBUG => self::ERROR,
$logger = new ConsoleLogger($output, array(), $formatLevelMap);
.. _PSR-3:
@@ -12,6 +12,11 @@ It is possible to use the console to print messages for certain
:class:`Symfony\\Component\\Console\\Output\\OutputInterface` instance that
is passed when a command gets executed.
.. seealso::
Alternatively, you can use the
:doc:`standalone PSR-3 logger </components/console/logger>` provided with
the console component.
When a lot of logging has to happen, it's cumbersome to print information
depending on the verbosity settings (``-v``, ``-vv``, ``-vvv``) because the
calls need to be wrapped in conditions. The code quickly gets verbose or dirty.

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