We've been using bootstrap.php to have a basic PHP file run parts of some content-sync from a plugin we've written.

The sync is run from cron and this works great.

BUT - when the sync runs from the bootstrapped file - there are no logging info stored. I.e. the sync code works fine, but nothing is logged to: craft/storage/runtime/logs/<pluginname>.log - when triggering the sync from within the CP as a full-craft request, logging works fine.

Is there a way to get the bootstrap app to setup logging, so that logging from my plugin would work?

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If you're doing it from a custom bootstrap script, you'd need to do something like this for plugin logging to work:

$craft = require '../craft/app/bootstrap.php';

MyPlugin::log('My Message', LogLevel::Error);
  • Ah - I did the loadPlugins, but not craft()->end(); was missing, thanks Brad!
    – gromgull
    Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 7:10
  • Logs don't get flushed until the onEndRequest event fires, which craft()->end() will do for you.
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 16:40
  • not really related to this question - but sometimes I have longer running processes - and I'd like to flush the logs sooner - is there something you can call to flush them mid-request?
    – gromgull
    Commented Apr 24, 2015 at 13:27
  • @gromgull - Yup... wanna post that as a new question?
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Apr 24, 2015 at 14:43
  • craftcms.stackexchange.com/questions/9446/… :)
    – gromgull
    Commented Apr 25, 2015 at 15:50

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