Effortless artisan console output with your usual Laravel logger

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Effortless PSR-3 Logger output to your console applications

Powered by Symfony's Console Logger

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What does it do?

Logger channel for sharing messages between application and console commands

Typically, this requires a hacky solution, such as coupling your shared services with a console logger, or configuring multiple driver channels.

With ConsoleLogg you can have logs for your artisan commands, and behave as usual with http/controllers.

No code changes are required with logger usage


  • Dependency Injection/autowiring LoggerInterface $logger & $logger->debug("yeet")
  • logger()->critical("Send help")
  • Log::alert("She find pictures in my email")
  • Log::info("Found <X> to be processed")
php artisan my:command -vvv
[debug] yeet
[critical] Send help
[alert] She find pictures in my email
[info] Found <X> to be processed


  1. Install the package via Composer:

    composer require devthis/console-logg
  2. Enable logging channel console-logg


    'channels' => [
        'stack' => [
            'driver' => 'stack',
-            'channels' => ['single'],
+            'channels' => ['console-logg', 'single'],
            'ignore_exceptions' => false,

Laravel - Logging Docs


Compatible Laravel
✔️ 10.*
✔️ 9.*
✔️ 8.*
✔️ 7.*
✔️ 6.*


Artisan serve supported

Logger output will be shown in your local development server console.

Literally Effortless

Your application will not be coupled with ConsoleLogg.

There are no traits, classes, interfaces that you need to use. ConsoleLogg does not require any custom code, it just works.

The ConsoleLog Service Provider should be automatically added to your app, but if it hasn't, you can add it yourself to config/app.php

// generally only required when you have composer installed with --no-scripts

'providers' => [


ConsoleLogg has (not yet) been tested for compatibility using artisan commands in a command with nested command calls

namespace App\Console\Commands;

use Illuminate\Console\Command;

class MyConsoleApp extends Command
    protected $description = '';
    protected $signature = 'my:app';

    public function handle(): int
        //other:command may invoke services that use the Laravel Logger
        //these logs will still output to this current console
        return 0;

Light footprint

  • Zero external dependencies outside of Laravel contracts
  • No memory leakage (needs validation/tests)
    • One time use console logger is attached & detached alongside command execution
    • All references destroyed after command termination (letting PHP Garbage Collection do its thing)
  • Service Provider lazily works only when running in console mode



Verbosity is optionally controlled by either using -v arguments when running artisan.

This is not behaviour set by ConsoleLogg, it is defined in combination of Laravel & Symfony

ConsoleLogg may provide configuration for this in the future, if demand is apparent

Verbosity Level
default emergency, alert, critical, error, warning
-v notice + all of above
-vv info + all of above
-vvv debug + all of above


Running artisan

View example usage

Example #1 - SQL query logging

There are several guides/answers on the internet that enable you to send all SQL queries to your configured Logger.

With ConsoleLogg installed this means

Links (in no order):

Example #2 - Raw code

⚠️ REMINDER: n-o-t-h-i-n-g is special about this following code example

There are no traits, interfaces, or classes/dependencies that are involved to use ConsoleLogg once it's installed.

Souce code for example service

Source of App\Service\MyExampleService
namespace App\Service;

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Log;
use Psr\Log\LoggerInterface;

class MyExampleService {
    private $logger;
    public function __construct(LoggerInterface $logger)
        $this->logger = $logger;
    public function doSomethingCool(): void
        // using Laravel's logger with DI/autowiring
        $this->logger->debug("A message that should have value when output to your application in general");
        // Facade
        Log::info("or just the facade if you love magic");
        // Helper function
        logger()->notice("or this weird helper function I guess");
        // ... <imaginary useful code here>

Source code for Console Application

Source of App\Console\Commands\ExampleConsole
namespace App\Console\Commands;

use App\Service\ExampleService;
use Illuminate\Console\Command;

class ExampleConsole extends Command
     * The console command description.
    protected $description = '';

     * The name and signature of the console command.
    protected $signature = 'something';

    public function handle(ExampleService $exampleService): int

        return 0;

Running artisan

Artisan command output
not-root@linux:~/MyProject$ php artisan something -vv
[debug] A message that should have value when output to your application in general
[info] or just the facade if you love magic
[notice] or this weird helper function I guess


Laravel ConsoleLogg is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license.