A new version of logzero is released (v1.6) ๐ŸŽ‰

logzero is a simple and effective logging library for Python, with colored stream output, logfile, syslog, JSON formatting and much more: https://github.com/metachris/logzero

After a really busy period with my second ๐Ÿฃ, I start to find a little bit of time here and there for fun projects. Recently I’ve enjoyed a few evenings maintaining logzero, culminating in a small release today: logzero v1.6 ๐ŸŽ‰

logzero v1.6 has several improvements:

  • JSON formatting (with integrated python-json-logger)
  • Easily change colors to custom color codes
  • Allow creating of root loggers
  • Allow file logging with lower loglevel than stream
  • Project readme and history was converted to markdown and displays nicely on PyPI
  • Deprecation of Travis CI
    • Running tests with GitHub Actions, with Python versions up to 3.9
    • Deploying to PyPI with GitHub Actions
  • Documentation update: https://logzero.readthedocs.io/
  • Python 3 native, but still supports Python 2

Getting started

Install logzero with pip:

python3 -m pip install logzero

Use it like this:

# Import the `logzero.logger` instance
from logzero import logger

# Start logging

# Log exceptions
    raise Exception("this is a demo exception")
except Exception as e:

# JSON logging
import logzero

logger.info("JSON test")

# Start writing into a logfile

This is the output:

This is the logged JSON object:

  "asctime": "2020-10-21 10:43:40,765",
  "filename": "test.py",
  "funcName": "test_this",
  "levelname": "INFO",
  "levelno": 20,
  "lineno": 9,
  "module": "test",
  "message": "info",
  "name": "logzero",
  "pathname": "_tests/test.py",
  "process": 76204,
  "processName": "MainProcess",
  "threadName": "MainThread"

Exceptions logged with logger.exception(e) have these additional JSON fields:

  "levelname": "ERROR",
  "levelno": 40,
  "message": "this is a demo exception",
  "exc_info": "Traceback (most recent call last):\n  File \"_tests/test.py\", line 15, in test_this\n    raise Exception(\"this is a demo exception\")\nException: this is a demo exception"

Give logzero a try yourself:

# Create and activate a virtualenv in ./venv/
python3 -m venv venv
. venv/bin/activate

# Install logzero
python -m pip install logzero

# Download demo.py
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/metachris/logzero/master/examples/demo.py
python demo.py

You can find more information in the GitHub repository and documentation:

If you have feedback, issues or ideas, reach out by creating a GitHub issue or through Twitter.