Jakir00 Jakir00 - 18 days ago 5
Ruby Question

How to log script output to STDOUT and a file

I have the following Ruby block:

ruby_block "Validate" do
block do
require "mixlib/shellout"
begin
cmd = Mixlib::ShellOut.new("/usr/local/bin/someScript.py", :timeout => 3600)
cmd.live_stream = STDOUT
cmd.run_command
cmd.error!
rescue Exception => e
puts "Action failed..."
return 168
end
end
action :create
notifies :create, "ruby_block[Validated]", :immediately
not_if { node[:state][:validated] == true }
end


I want to log the result of the script into both STDOUT and a file called "/tmp/xml_diff_results.txt".

The first thing I did was change:

cmd=Mixlib::ShellOut.new("/usr/local/bin/someScript.py", :timeout => 3600)


to:

cmd=Mixlib::ShellOut.new("/usr/local/bin/someScript.py > /tmp/xml_diff_results.txt", :timeout => 3600)


however, that did not do what I expected.

Then I noticed the
cmd.live_stream
variable. Is there a way I can tap into that and do something like this?:

cmd.live_stream = (STDOUT > /tmp/xml_diff_results.txt)


SOLUTION:

The solution to my problem was simple and inspired by @tensibai.

log_file = File.open('/tmp/chef-run.log', File::WRONLY | File::APPEND)
LOG = Logger.new(log_file)

def shell(command)
LOG.info "Execute: #{command}"
cmd = Mixlib::ShellOut.new(command, :timeout => 1800)
cmd.run_command
LOG.info "Returned: #{cmd.stdout}"
cmd.error!
cmd
end

Answer

Another option in Ruby (just the inner part) in case tee is not available (windows):

  cmd = Mixlib::ShellOut.new("/usr/local/bin/someScript.py", :timeout => 3600)
  cmd.live_stream = STDOUT
  cmd.run_command
  # new part
  log=::Tempfile.new(["xml_diff_results",".txt"])
  errlog=::File.open(log.path.gsub(".txt",".err")
  log.write(cmd.stdout)
  errlog.write(cmd.stderr)
  log.close
  errlog.close
  Chef::Log.info("Log results are in #{log.path}")
  # end of new part 
  cmd.error!

Change the Chef::Log level to warn if you run chef-client without -l info and really want the path to be printed in chef log.

Main advantage is that it's platform independent, drawback is that the log files will only be written once the command has ended its execution.