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NAME

Badger::Log::File - writes log messages to a log file

SYNOPSIS

    use Badger::Log::File;
    
    my $log = Badger::Log::File->new({
        filename  => '/var/log/badger.log',
        keep_open => 1,
    });
        
    $log->log('a debug message');
    $log->info('an info message');
    $log->warn('a warning message');
    $log->error('an error message');
    $log->fatal('a fatal error message');

DESCRIPTION

This module is a subclass of Badger::Log that implements a simple mechanism for logging messages to a file. It uses Badger::Filesystem for all the underlying file operations.

CONFIGURATION OPTIONS

The following configuration options are available in addition to those inherited form the Badger::Log base class.

filename

The name of the log file which you want messages appended to. This parameter is mandatory.

filesystem

An optional reference to a Badger::Filesystem object, or the name of a filesystem class having a file() method similar to that in Badger::Filesystem. This defaults to the Badger::Filesystem class.

keep_open

A flag indicating if the log file should be kept open between calls to logging methods. The default value is 0 meaning that the file will be opened for each message and closed again afterwards. Set it to any true value to have the file kept open.

METHODS

The following methods are implemented in addition to those inherited from Badger::Log and its base classes.

log($level,$message)

This method redefines the log() method in Badger::Log to write logging messages to the log file.

INTERNAL METHODS

init(\%config)

Custom initialiser method which calls the base class init_log() method followed by the init_file() method.

init_file(\%config)

Custom initialiser method which handles the configuration and initialisation of the file-specific parts of the logger.

acquire()

This method acquires a file handle (an IO::File object) for the specified filename, opened ready for appending log messages.

release()

The method releases a previously acquired file handle. i.e. it closes the log file.

AUTHOR

Andy Wardley http://wardley.org/

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2005-2009 Andy Wardley. All Rights Reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

Badger::Log