Using Monolog to provide console output in Symfony 2.4
Matthias Pigulla · 08. November 2013
This code can then be run in web or console environments and the messages be routed as appropriate - to the console, a log file or both.
At the heart of this new feature is
ConsoleHandler, a straightforward implementation of the Monolog
HandlerInterface. The feature announcement including the design rationale and possible customizations can be found over in the Symfony2 blog.
Creating the ConsoleHandler instance directly
There's one little thing that might bite you if you follow the directions in that article, though.
config.yml and related configuration files are under control of the "
app" developer who ties his own ("
src") and other people's ("
vendor") code together.
So if you're providing a console command as part of a distributed bundle, chances are that your end user might forget to include the
ConsoleHandler as part of the logging setup which might lead to console commands with little or no useful output.
One way to address this is to push the
ConsoleHandler to the appropriate
Logger(s) yourself during the initialization of your
Command, like so:
How to extend this example to subscribe to several loggers or changing the formatting is left to you as an exercise :-). When unsure on how to do this, our recent posting about Monolog and Symfony2 might also help.