Chapter 20. Logging

A useful way of working out what is happening during a request is to write log statements at various points in your code. These log statements can output log messages to multiple places such as the console or a file to help you follow how your code is working.


If you don't want to know the details of how logging works but are just desperate to log a message to the console from within a controller action, you can do so like this:

log.debug('Your message goes here')

Getting Started with Pylons Logging

Conceptually, it' helpful to think about Pylons applications as having two completely different types of logs:

  • Server logs

  • Application logs

Server logs are generated by the server running the Pylons application and will typically include ...

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