5. Read log files¶
The logging behaviour is determined by the value of DOCKER_LOGS inside your
file. By default logs are mounted to the host operating system for convenient access.
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By default log files for PHP, the webserver and the MySQL server are mounted to the host system
into your Devilbox git directory under
./log/. All logs are separated by service version
in the following format:
The log directory structure would look something like this:
host> cd path/to/devilbox host> tree log log/ ├── nginx-stable/ │ ├── nginx-stable/ │ ├── defaultlocalhost-access.log │ ├── defaultlocalhost-error.log │ ├── <project-name>-access.log # Each project has its own access log │ ├── <project-name>-error.log # Each project has its own error log ├── php-fpm-7.1/ │ ├── php-fpm.access │ ├── php-fpm.error
Use your favorite tools to view log files such as
cat or others.
Currently logs are only mounted for PHP, HTTPD and MYSQL container. All other services will log to Docker logs.
You can also change the behaviour where logs are streamed by setting DOCKER_LOGS
1 inside your
.env file. When doing logs are sent to Docker logs.
When using this approach, you need to use the
docker-compose logs command to view your log
files from within the Devilbox git directory.
host> cd path/to/devilbox host> docker-compose logs
When you want to continuously watch the log output (such as
tail -f), you need to append
to the command.
host> cd path/to/devilbox host> docker-compose logs -f
When you only want to have logs displayed for a single service, you can also append the service
name (works with or without
-f as well):
host> cd path/to/devilbox host> docker-compose logs php -f
This currently does not work for the MySQL container, which will always log to file.