werkzeug: disable bash colors when logging to file


In a Flask application, I use a RotatingFileLogger to log werkzeug access logs to a file like shown in this question:

file_handler_access_log = RotatingFileHandler("access.log",
formatter = logging.Formatter('%(asctime)s %(module)s %(levelname)s: %(message)s', datefmt='%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')

In the access.log file, the request looks like this:

2020-10-07 09:43:51 _internal INFO: - - [07/Oct/2020 09:43:51] "[37mGET /api/foo HTTP/1.1[0m" 200 -

I want to get rid of the color codes like [37m in the log file.

The werkzeug documentation states:

The development server can optionally highlight the request logs in
different colors based on the status code. Install Click to enable
this feature.

Click is a Flask dependency, so I cannot uninstall it. How can I disable the colored logging?


OK, so what you are hitting is

if click:
    color = click.style

    if code[0] == "1":  # 1xx - Informational
        msg = color(msg, bold=True)
self.log("info", '"%s" %s %s', msg, code, size)

Source: https://github.com/pallets/werkzeug/blob/ef545f0d0bf28cbad02066b4cb7471bea50a93ee/src/werkzeug/serving.py

Not easy to prevent the behavior. The second option is to remove color codes from messages. I would try to use log Filter to update the message, something like

import logging

import click

class RemoveColorFilter(logging.Filter):
    def filter(self, record):
        if record and record.msg and isinstance(record.msg, str):
            record.msg = click.unstyle(record.msg) 
        return True

remove_color_filter = RemoveColorFilter()

The above suggestion was inspired by the following answer https://stackoverflow.com/a/60692906/4183498.

I didn’t test the proposed solution.

Answered By – Dušan Maďar

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