selective logger disable/enable

Gary Jefferson garyjefferson123 at
Thu Jan 25 07:54:46 CET 2007

So maybe I don't have all this figured out quite as well as I thought.
What I really want to do is set an environment variable, MYDEBUG, which
contains a list of wildcarded logger names, such as "a.*.c a.d" (which
becomes ['a.*.c', 'a.d'], and then selectively crank the loglevel up to
DEBUG for those that match.

In order to do that, I think I need something kind of like filters, but
for logger name... I'm not seeing how to do this, even after playing
with variations of test15, 18, and 21.

What I do have working at the moment is passing a list of non-wildcard
logger names, i.e., doing the wildcard expansion manually such as
"['a.b.c', 'a.c.c', 'a.f.c', 'a.d'].  Is there anyway to automate this

BTW, I do understand that 'a.d' is essentially equivalent to 'a.d.*',
but I'm dealing with a hierarchy that doesn't always tidy up like that.
 For example, I have,,, and  Obviously, if I
only want server or client DEBUG msgs, this is easy.  And sometimes
that's exactly what I want.  Other times, I want only smtp DEBUG msgs,
and the hierarchy won't help me get that (unless I break it for just
getting client or server msgs), etc.  So I would really like to figure
out how to do 'a.*.c'.

Any ideas?

Thanks again,

On Jan 23, 3:01 am, "Vinay Sajip" <vinay_sa... at> wrote:
> Glad the tests/examples ( helped. When I get a
> chance, I will try to work some of them into the docs...
> Best regards,
> Vinay Sajip

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