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Mark Overmeer

NAME

Log::Report::Dispatcher::File - send messages to a file or file-handle

INHERITANCE

 Log::Report::Dispatcher::File
   is a Log::Report::Dispatcher

SYNOPSIS

 dispatcher Log::Report::Dispatcher::File => 'stderr'
   , to => \*STDERR, accept => 'NOTICE-';

 # close a dispatcher
 dispatcher close => 'stderr';

 # let dispatcher open and close the file
 dispatcher FILE => 'mylog', to => '/var/log/mylog'
   , charset => 'utf-8';
 ...
 dispatcher close => 'mylog';  # will close file

 # open yourself, then also close yourself
 open OUT, ">:encoding('iso-8859-1')", '/var/log/mylog'
     or fault "...";
 dispatcher FILE => 'mylog', to => \*OUT;
 ...
 dispatcher close => 'mylog';  
 close OUT;

 # dispatch into a scalar
 my $output = '';
 open $outfile, '>', \$output;
 dispatcher FILE => 'into-scalar', to => \$outfile;
 ...
 dispatcher close => 'into-scalar';
 print $output;

DESCRIPTION

This basic file logger accepts an file-handle or filename as destination.

[1.00] writing to the file protected by a lock, so multiple processes can write to the same file.

Extends "DESCRIPTION" in Log::Report::Dispatcher.

METHODS

Extends "METHODS" in Log::Report::Dispatcher.

Constructors

Extends "Constructors" in Log::Report::Dispatcher.

Log::Report::Dispatcher::File->new($type, $name, %options)
 -Option       --Defined in             --Default
  accept         Log::Report::Dispatcher  depend on mode
  charset        Log::Report::Dispatcher  LOCALE
  format                                  <adds timestamp>
  format_reason  Log::Report::Dispatcher  'LOWERCASE'
  locale         Log::Report::Dispatcher  <system locale>
  mode           Log::Report::Dispatcher  'NORMAL'
  replace                                 false
  to                                      <required>
accept => REASONS
charset => CHARSET
format => CODE|'LONG'

[1.00] process each printed line. By default, this adds a timestamp, but you may want to add hostname, process number, or more.

   format => sub { '['.localtime().'] '.$_[0] }
   format => sub { shift }   # no timestamp
   format => 'LONG'

The first parameter to format is the string to print; it is already translated and trailed by a newline. The second parameter is the text-domain (if known). The "LONG" format is equivalent to:

  my $t = strftime "%FT%T", gmtime;
  "[$t $$] $_[1] $_[0]"
format_reason => 'UPPERCASE'|'LOWERCASE'|'UCFIRST'|'IGNORE'|CODE
locale => LOCALE
mode => 'NORMAL'|'VERBOSE'|'ASSERT'|'DEBUG'|0..3
replace => BOOLEAN

Only used in combination with a FILENAME: throw away the old file if it exists. Probably you wish to append to existing information.

Use the LOCALE setting by default, which is LC_CTYPE or LC_ALL or LANG (in that order). If these contain a character-set which Perl understands, then that is used, otherwise silently ignored.

to => FILENAME|FILEHANDLE|OBJECT

You can either specify a FILENAME, which is opened in append mode with autoflush on. Or pass any kind of FILE-HANDLE or some OBJECT which implements a print() method. You probably want to have autoflush enabled on your FILE-HANDLES.

When cleaning-up the dispatcher, the file will only be closed in case of a FILENAME.

Accessors

Extends "Accessors" in Log::Report::Dispatcher.

$obj->filename()

Returns the name of the opened file, or undef in case this dispatcher was started from a file-handle or file-object.

$obj->format()
$obj->isDisabled()

Inherited, see "Accessors" in Log::Report::Dispatcher

$obj->mode()

Inherited, see "Accessors" in Log::Report::Dispatcher

$obj->name()

Inherited, see "Accessors" in Log::Report::Dispatcher

$obj->needs( [$reason] )

Inherited, see "Accessors" in Log::Report::Dispatcher

$obj->output()
$obj->type()

Inherited, see "Accessors" in Log::Report::Dispatcher

File maintenance

$obj->close()

Only when initiated with a FILENAME, the file will be closed. In any other case, nothing will be done.

$obj->rotate($filename)

[1.00] Move the current file to $filename, and start a new file.

Logging

Extends "Logging" in Log::Report::Dispatcher.

$obj->collectLocation()
Log::Report::Dispatcher::File->collectLocation()

Inherited, see "Logging" in Log::Report::Dispatcher

$obj->collectStack( [$maxdepth] )
Log::Report::Dispatcher::File->collectStack( [$maxdepth] )

Inherited, see "Logging" in Log::Report::Dispatcher

$obj->log(HASH-$of-%options, $reason, $message, $domain)

Inherited, see "Logging" in Log::Report::Dispatcher

$obj->stackTraceLine(%options)
Log::Report::Dispatcher::File->stackTraceLine(%options)

Inherited, see "Logging" in Log::Report::Dispatcher

$obj->translate(HASH-$of-%options, $reason, $message)

Inherited, see "Logging" in Log::Report::Dispatcher

DETAILS

Extends "DETAILS" in Log::Report::Dispatcher.

SEE ALSO

This module is part of Log-Report distribution version 1.05, built on June 24, 2014. Website: http://perl.overmeer.net/log-report/

LICENSE

Copyrights 2007-2014 by [Mark Overmeer]. For other contributors see ChangeLog.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html




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