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    A log framework for geeks! Logeek adds control and joy to your console log messages. It's a high performance, light weight tool for logging Javascript messages in node or browser. It can be combined with other tools such as Chalk to extend it's powers even more.

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    Why not using native log?

    Native log is good, but you almost always delete it after you finish your work. One reason can be logs are for developers so it's better to remove them after finishing the job. The other reason is that when team working comes in, everyone try to get the upper hand in logging. You might have seen funny delimiters like ---------- My Name -------- or red color messages all over your console. Finally the team end up with a huge mess that no body can easily find their logs in it. logeek will fix all these issues in a very simple manner. Now that you know why using the native log is a bad idea, read the rest of this document to find the solution.


    You can install it using bower or npm depending on your project type.

    npm install logeek --save


    bower install logeek --save

    make sure to include the dist/logeek.js in your HTML or your Node application after you download it.


    Logeek is easy to use, All you need to do is to include it and tell logeek which messages you want to be logged:

    var logeek = require('logeek');

    This means that message 'M' will be shown when scope 'S' is visible. Suppose you are working on a copy module and you want to log some message:

    var logeek = require('logeek');
'copy');                                  //setting the visible scope
    logeek('reading the list of files form db').at('db');
    logeek('investigating authentication').at('auth');
    logeek('starting copy').at('copy');                   //logs starting copy
    logeek('50% done').at('copy');                        //logs 50% done
    logeek('A file was skipped').at('copy/skip');
    logeek('100% done').at('copy');                       //logs 100% done
    logeek('saving state in database').at('db');

    This is what you'll see in your console:

    starting copy
    50% done
    100% done

    If you used'copy/*') your console would be like:

    starting copy
    50% done
    A file was skipped
    100% done

    Nested Scopes

    Scopes are powerful ways to group your log message together and disable or enable them at a certain point. Not only you can create different groups, you can also nest these groups to create a relation between them and control them much easier.'sync/db/*');
    logeek('communicating with server').at('sync');
    logeek('pulling data for sync').at('sync/db');      //logs pulling...
    logeek('Oops! there is not data in db').at('sync/db/error'); //logs Oops!...
    //You can also set reverse filters'*/error');
    logeek('creating database').at('db');
    logeek('inserting new data').at('db/data');
    logeek('error in insert').at('db/data/error');      //logs error in...
    logeek('syncing data to server').at('sync');
    logeek('server is not available').at('sync/error'); //logs server is not...

    compact mode

    Writing a long list of log messages can be a boring job. That's why logeek allows you to use an easier way of defining your message and scope at once. logeek uses '@' as the default delimiter for separating the message and the scope. The general format of compact message logging with logeek is:'db');
    logeek('M @ S');
    //these two are the same
    logeek('creating database').at('db');
    logeek('creating database @ db');
    //these two are the same
    logeek('inserting new data').at('db/data');
    logeek('inserting new data @ db/data');

    Chalk Integration

    Logeek plays well with other standard libraries such as Chalk. Here is an example of using Logeek with Chalk to control the console logs like a pro:

    var chalk = require('chalk'),
        logeek = require('logeek');
    logeek(chalk.gray('copy started').at('copy');
    logeek('50% done').at('copy');
    logeek(chalk.gray('making md5 comparison').at('md5');
    logeek(chalk.yellow('one file skipped').at('copy/skip');
    logeek('error occured during coppy').at('copy/error');
    logeek(chalk.gray('logging into db').at('db');
    logeek('copy aborted') + '@ copy');

    And this is what you see in your console:

    Logeek Console Log

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