Logging to different addressees

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jul 16 01:21:52 CEST 2008

On Jul 15, 5:17 pm, McA <andreas.m... at web.de> wrote:
> > If you added the admin sink handler to the root logger, you're done.
> Isn't that the first thing above? What do you mean?

I gave you a choice - to add the handler to the admin_logger OR the
root logger. So I am saying here that if you added to the root logger
(and not common_logger, assuming they're different), then there's
nothing more to do...
> > Otherwise, you need to ensure that certain_logger is a child of
> > common_logger.
> What I want to code is something like that.
> a) I know thet this is a message for the admin only:
> admin_logger.log('blabla')  (admin_logger = root_logger =logging.get_logger(""))
> b) certain_logger.log('something'  => log to the root/admin/-sink as
> well as to the
> certain-sink.
> Do I have to create a logger subclass where I do the multiplexing of
> theloggingmessages?
> I'm pretty sure I miss something. ;-)

No, the logging package is designed to allow flexibility of different
events being logged to different destinations. There's no need to
subclass Logger to achieve what you're asking for. The following

# simple.py
import logging

admin_logger = logging.getLogger("") # The root logger
addressee_logger = logging.getLogger("addressee")

admin_sink = logging.FileHandler("admin.log", "w")
addressee_sink = logging.FileHandler("addressee.log", "w")



admin_logger.debug("This message appears in admin sink only.")
addressee_logger.debug("This message appears in both admin sink and
addressee sink."

# - end of simple.py

Generates the following results:

This message appears in admin sink only.
This message appears in both admin sink and addressee sink.

This message appears in both admin sink and addressee sink.


Vinay Sajip

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