Making Catalyst Debug Logs Really Be Quiet
I have recently been adding and updating tests to my biggest Catalyst project and have been a bit perplexed by the debugging output...in particular that I was seeing any of it! Generally, I like to see all that output scroll by, but when running
Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst tests over and over again, it just clutters things and obfuscates any failures.
I had removed
-Debug from the plugin list and tried
CATALYST_DEBUG=0 env variable, but I continued to see a lot of the debug messages. After a bit of googling, I finally learned that this was a feature.
-Debug flag and
CATALYST_DEBUG env variable are just for the internal Catalyst debug logs. What I needed to do was to set the log levels with
MyApp->log->levels to control what is dumped with
$c->log->debug and its brethren. In general, I want my custom debugging and the internal Catalyst debugging to be tied together, so I added the following to
__PACKAGE__->log->levels( qw/info warn error fatal/ ) unless __PACKAGE__->debug;
Now, if I run the server with
-d or do something like "
CATALYST_DEBUG=1 prove -l t" I see all the usual log message, otherwise I get nice clean test output.