Dr. Pain Dr. Pain - 2 months ago 16
Python Question

How To Turn Off Logging in Scrapy (Python)

I have created a spider using Scrapy but I cannot figure out how to turn off the default logging. From the documentation it appears that I should be able to turn it off by doing

logging.basicConfig(level=logging.ERROR)


But this has no effect. From looking at the code for logging.basicConfig() I'm guessing this is because "the root logger has handlers configured" but perhaps I'm wrong about that. At any rate, can anyone explain what I need to do to get Scrapy to not output the usual

2015-10-18 17:42:00 [scrapy] INFO: Scrapy 1.0.3 started (bot: EF)
2015-10-18 17:42:00 [scrapy] INFO: Scrapy 1.0.3 started (bot: EF)
2015-10-18 17:42:00 [scrapy] INFO: Optional features available: ssl, http11, boto
2015-10-18 17:42:00 [scrapy] INFO: Optional features available: ssl, http11, boto


etc.?

EDIT: As suggested by sirfz below, the line

logging.getLogger('scrapy').setLevel(logging.WARNING)


can be used to set the logging level. However, it appears that you must do this in the init method (or later) in your spider.

Answer

You can simply change the logging level for scrapy (or any other logger):

logging.getLogger('scrapy').setLevel(logging.WARNING)

This disables all log messages less than the WARNING level.

To disable all scrapy log messages you can just set propagate to False:

logging.getLogger('scrapy').propagate = False

This prevents scrapy's log messages from propagating to the root logger (which prints to console when configured using basicConfig())

Comments