A speedy log to file utility.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import logscribe from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/logscribe';


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What and why?

LogScribe aims to be as straigtforward, fast and robust log-to-file/terminal utility as possible.

The log file is automatically split into smaller files and each message will automatically have a timestamp attached. For more advanced usage, you can add tags to your messages and even color them.

Quick examples

log('Hello World!');

Logs "Hello World!" into a log file called application-2019_01_22.log:

Tue Jan 22 2019 20:16:43 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)
Hello World!

print('Hello World!');

The application console prints out "Hello World!".

[12.20.04] - Hello World!

logprint('Hello World!);

Both features with a one command.

l('Hello World!'); p('Hello World!'); lp('Hello World!');

And here are aliases for the functions above if you feel like typing extra letters is slowing you down.


  • Fully asynchronous
  • No other dependencies
  • Written in TypeScript
  • Automatic log file splitting
  • Automatic timestamps on everything
  • Message tags
  • Custom log folders
  • Custom log prefixes
  • Tag colors



npm install logscribe


yarn add logscribe

Basic Usage

log(...value: any): void

Logs a message into a log file.

import { log } from 'logscribe';
log('Hello World');
log('Hello World', 'This will take a new line', '3rd line');

Even though log accepts anything, you should mainly use strings, numbers, lists and booleans as some other types may not render anything useful. For example objects end up being [Object object] due to how JavaScript is.

Alias: l()

print(...value: any): void

Prints a message.

import { print } from 'logscribe';
print('Hello World');
print('Hello World', '2nd part');

Unlike in log(), with print() you can also print out objects.

You can disable printing with setPrintDisabled(boolean). This may be useful in production environments.

Alias: p()

logprint(...value: any): void

Combines log() and print().

import { logprint } from 'logscribe';
logprint('Hello World');
logprint('Hello World', 'This will take a new line', '3rd line');

Alias: lp()

Advanced Usage

Logging, printing and logprinting with tags

To execute basic functionality with a tag or a custom color you need to initialize the log(), print() or logprint() functions with a logscribe(tag: string, color?: string) wrapper.

With this wrapper you can define what tag or color is being used. You can also create multiple wrappers for different needs.

import logscribe from 'logscribe';
const { log, print, logprint } = logscribe('myTag');
// The following examples will have a "myTag" attached.
log('Hello World!')
print('Hello World!);
logprint('Hello World!);

Here we add a tag and a custom color:

import logscribe from 'logscribe';
const { print } = logscribe('myTag', '\x1b[32m');
print('myTag now has a custom color.');

Let's dive deeper. Two printing commands, one for regular prints and one for error events:

import logscribe from 'logscribe';
const { print } = logscribe('General');
const warningPrint = logscribe('WARNING', '\x1b[31m').print;
try {
  print('All good.');
} catch(e) {
  warningPrint('Oh no, an error.', e);

The ES5 syntax is slightly different:

// Logging without tags.
const { log } = require('logscribe');
// Printing with tags.
const { print } = require('logscribe').default('General');


These are the optional global settings for LogScribe. Set them as your project initializes.

setLogDirPath(value: string): void

Sets a directory path for the log files. The application must have a writing permission to the path and the path must exist.

Default: <app root>

setLogMaxSize(value: number): void

The maximum filesize of a log before a new log file is created. Value is in bytes (1000 = 1KB).

Default: 1024000

setLogPrefix(value: string): void

A prefix for the filenames. For example a value "custom" would produce: "custom_2019-22-01.log".

Default: "application"

setPrintDisabled(value: boolean): void

Disables console printing. Useful in production environments where you may not want to print out everything.

Default: false


A cheatsheet for console colors.

FgBlack = "\x1b[30m"
FgRed = "\x1b[31m"
FgGreen = "\x1b[32m"
FgYellow = "\x1b[33m"
FgBlue = "\x1b[34m"
FgMagenta = "\x1b[35m"
FgCyan = "\x1b[36m"
FgWhite = "\x1b[37m"

BgBlack = "\x1b[40m"
BgRed = "\x1b[41m"
BgGreen = "\x1b[42m"
BgYellow = "\x1b[43m"
BgBlue = "\x1b[44m"
BgMagenta = "\x1b[45m"
BgCyan = "\x1b[46m"
BgWhite = "\x1b[47m"