basic logger supporting error, warning, debug and info messages with timestamp.


Basic logger for nodejs supporting error, warning, info, debug and trace messages with (or without) timestamp. Everything you log is printed to the console.

npm install basic-logger
var Logger = require('basic-logger');
// configure level one time, it will be set to every instance of the logger
Logger.setLevel('warning'); // only warnings and errors will be shown
Logger.setLevel('warning', true); // only warnings and errors will be shown and no message about the level change will be printed

var customConfig = {
    showMillis: true;
    showTimestamp: true;

var log = new Logger(customConfig) // custom config parameters will be used, defaults will be used for the other parameters

log.error('An error occurred');
log.warn('I am not kidding!');'you just screwed this');
log.debug('this code is still alive...');
log.trace('we are here.');
  • showTimestamp - Show the timestamp with every message.
  • showMillis - Show milliseconds in the timestamp.
  • printObjFunc - The function to apply objects to, if logged. Default is util.inspect.
  • prefix - String that is prepended to every message logged with this instance.

You'll need vows. Then just run npm test.

  • support for colored log messages
  • log to file