winston-loggly

A Loggly transport for winston

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winston-loggly

A Loggly transport for winston.

Usage

  var winston = require('winston');

  //
  // Requiring `winston-loggly` will expose 
  // `winston.transports.Loggly`
  //
  require('winston-loggly');

  winston.add(winston.transports.Loggly, options);

The Loggly transport is based on Nodejitsu's node-loggly implementation of the Loggly API. If you haven't heard of Loggly before, you should probably read their value proposition. The Loggly transport takes the following options. Either 'inputToken' or 'inputName' is required:

  • level: Level of messages that this transport should log.
  • subdomain: The subdomain of your Loggly account. [required]
  • auth: The authentication information for your Loggly account. [required with inputName]
  • inputName: The name of the input this instance should log to.
  • inputToken: The input token of the input this instance should log to.
  • json: If true, messages will be sent to Loggly as JSON.
  • tags: An array of tags to send to loggly.

Metadata: Logged in suggested Loggly format

Motivation

tldr;?: To break the winston codebase into small modules that work together.

The winston codebase has been growing significantly with contributions and other logging transports. This is awesome. However, taking a ton of additional dependencies just to do something simple like logging to the Console and a File is overkill.

Installation

Installing npm (node package manager)

  $ curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sh

Installing winston-loggly

  $ npm install winston
  $ npm install winston-loggly

Run Tests

All of the winston tests are written in vows, and cover all of the use cases described above. You will need to add valid credentials for the various transports included to test/config.json before running tests:

  {
    "transports": {
      "loggly": {
        "subdomain": "your-subdomain",
        "inputToken": "really-long-token-you-got-from-loggly",
        "auth": {
          "username": "your-username",
          "password": "your-password"
        }
      }
    }
  }

Once you have valid configuration and credentials you can run tests with npm:

  npm test

Author: Charlie Robbins

License: MIT

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