Yii Logging Library - File Target

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Yii Logging Library - File Target

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This package provides the File target for the yiisoft/log. The target:

  • records log messages in a file
  • allows you to configure log files rotation
  • provides the ability to compress rotated log files


The package could be installed with composer:

composer require yiisoft/log-target-file

General usage

Creating a rotator:

$rotator = new \Yiisoft\Log\Target\File\FileRotator(
  • $maxFileSize (int) - The maximum file size, in kilo-bytes. Defaults to 10240, meaning 10MB.
  • $maxFiles (int) - The number of files used for rotation. Defaults to 5.
  • $fileMode (int|null) - The permission to be set for newly created files. Defaults to null.
  • $rotateByCopy (bool|null) - Whether to rotate files by copy and truncate in contrast to rotation by renaming files. Defaults to true for Windows systems that do not play well with rename on open files. The default for other systems is false, as rotation by renaming is slightly faster.
  • $compressRotatedFiles (bool) - Whether to compress rotated files with gzip. Defaults to false.

Creating a target:

$fileTarget = new \Yiisoft\Log\Target\File\FileTarget(
  • $logFile (string) - The log file path. Defaults to /tmp/app.log.
  • $rotator (\Yiisoft\Log\Target\File\FileRotatorInterface|null) - Defaults to null, which means that log files will not be rotated.
  • $dirMode (int) - The permission to be set for newly created directories. Defaults to 0775.
  • $fileMode (int|null) - The permission to be set for newly created log files. Defaults to null.

Creating a logger:

$logger = new \Yiisoft\Log\Logger([$fileTarget]);

For a description of using the logger, see the yiisoft/log package.

For use in the Yii framework, see the configuration files:

See Yii guide to logging for more info.

Unit testing

The package is tested with PHPUnit. To run tests:


Mutation testing

The package tests are checked with Infection mutation framework. To run it:


Static analysis

The code is statically analyzed with Psalm. To run static analysis:


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The Yii Logging Library - File Target is free software. It is released under the terms of the BSD License. Please see LICENSE for more information.

Maintained by Yii Software.