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pytest-capturelog 0.7

py.test plugin to capture log messages

py.test plugin to capture log messages

Installation

The pytest-capturelog package may be installed with pip or easy_install:

pip install pytest-capturelog
easy_install pytest-capturelog

Usage

If the plugin is installed log messages are captured by default and for each failed test will be shown in the same manner as captured stdout and stderr.

Running without options:

py.test test_capturelog.py

Shows failed tests like so:

-------------------------- Captured log ---------------------------
test_capturelog.py          26 INFO     text going to logger
------------------------- Captured stdout -------------------------
text going to stdout
------------------------- Captured stderr -------------------------
text going to stderr
==================== 2 failed in 0.02 seconds =====================

By default each captured log message shows the module, line number, log level and message. Showing the exact module and line number is useful for testing and debugging. If desired the log format and date format can be specified to anything that the logging module supports.

Running pytest specifying formatting options:

py.test --log-format="%(asctime)s %(levelname)s %(message)s" --log-date-format="%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S" test_capturelog.py

Shows failed tests like so:

-------------------------- Captured log ---------------------------
2010-04-10 14:48:44 INFO text going to logger
------------------------- Captured stdout -------------------------
text going to stdout
------------------------- Captured stderr -------------------------
text going to stderr
==================== 2 failed in 0.02 seconds =====================

Further it is possible to disable capturing of logs completely with:

py.test --nocapturelog test_capturelog.py

Shows failed tests in the normal manner as no logs were captured:

------------------------- Captured stdout -------------------------
text going to stdout
------------------------- Captured stderr -------------------------
text going to stderr
==================== 2 failed in 0.02 seconds =====================

Inside tests it is possible to change the log level for the captured log messages. This is supported by the caplog funcarg:

def test_foo(caplog):
    caplog.setLevel(logging.INFO)
    pass

By default the level is set on the handler used to capture the log messages, however as a convenience it is also possible to set the log level of any logger:

def test_foo(caplog):
    caplog.setLevel(logging.CRITICAL, logger='root.baz')
    pass

It is also possible to use a context manager to temporarily change the log level:

def test_bar(caplog):
    with caplog.atLevel(logging.INFO):
        pass

Again, by default the level of the handler is affected but the level of any logger can be changed instead with:

def test_bar(caplog):
    with caplog.atLevel(logging.CRITICAL, logger='root.baz'):
        pass

Lastly all the logs sent to the logger during the test run are made available on the funcarg in the form of both the LogRecord instances and the final log text. This is useful for when you want to assert on the contents of a message:

def test_baz(caplog):
    func_under_test()
    for record in caplog.records():
        assert record.levelname != 'CRITICAL'
    assert 'wally' not in caplog.text()

For all the available attributes of the log records see the logging.LogRecord class.

 
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