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Simple python log formatter for colourised terminal output.
Example for a colourised logging output.
This example uses "blessings" to handle console escape sequences. ``blessings``
itself is a very harmless package in that it does not have any external
dependencies. And it's code-base is very clean and small.
The example extends the core logging formatter (logging.Formatter) and
colourises the complete line. This takes advantage of any upstream updates
related to logging. When writing this against Python 2.7, the parent code
already contains some very specific optimisation and error handling! If you
want to colourise the individual fields, do so at your own risk!
In a production environment I would like to have everything with a level ≥
``logging.WARNING`` sent to stderr instead of stdout, which can be done with a
``Filter``, but that's not the purpose of this example!
import sys
import logging
import logging.handlers
from blessings import Terminal
LOG = logging.getLogger(__name__)
class ColoredFormatter(logging.Formatter):
def __init__(self, terminal, *args, **kwargs):
super(ColoredFormatter, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
self._terminal = terminal
def format(self, record):
output = super(ColoredFormatter, self).format(record)
if record.levelno >= logging.CRITICAL:
line_color = self._terminal.bold_yellow_on_red
elif record.levelno >= logging.ERROR:
line_color =
elif record.levelno >= logging.WARNING:
line_color = self._terminal.yellow
elif record.levelno >= logging.INFO:
line_color =
line_color = self._terminal.white
return line_color(output)
if __name__ == '__main__':
terminal = Terminal()
clifmt = ColoredFormatter(
'%(asctime)s [%(threadName)s] %(levelname)-10s %(message)s')
root_logger = logging.getLogger()
clihandler = logging.StreamHandler(sys.stdout)
LOG.debug('Debug message')'Info message')
LOG.warning('Warning message')
LOG.error('Error message')
LOG.exception('Exception message')
LOG.critical('Critical message')
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