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# Papertrail Hook for Logrus <img src="http://i.imgur.com/hTeVwmJ.png" width="40" height="40" alt=":walrus:" class="emoji" title=":walrus:" />

[Papertrail](https://papertrailapp.com) provides hosted log management. Once stored in Papertrail, you can [group](http://help.papertrailapp.com/kb/how-it-works/groups/) your logs on various dimensions, [search](http://help.papertrailapp.com/kb/how-it-works/search-syntax) them, and trigger [alerts](http://help.papertrailapp.com/kb/how-it-works/alerts).

In most deployments, you'll want to send logs to Papertrail via their [remote_syslog](http://help.papertrailapp.com/kb/configuration/configuring-centralized-logging-from-text-log-files-in-unix/) daemon, which requires no application-specific configuration. This hook is intended for relatively low-volume logging, likely in managed cloud hosting deployments where installing `remote_syslog` is not possible.

## Usage

You can find your Papertrail UDP port on your [Papertrail account page](https://papertrailapp.com/account/destinations). Substitute it below for `YOUR_PAPERTRAIL_UDP_PORT`.

For `YOUR_APP_NAME`, substitute a short string that will readily identify your application or service in the logs.

```go
import (
  "log/syslog"
  "github.com/Sirupsen/logrus"
  "github.com/Sirupsen/logrus/hooks/papertrail"
)

func main() {
  log       := logrus.New()
  hook, err := logrus_papertrail.NewPapertrailHook("logs.papertrailapp.com", YOUR_PAPERTRAIL_UDP_PORT, YOUR_APP_NAME)

  if err == nil {
    log.Hooks.Add(hook)
  }
}
```

Imports 1 package(s)

  1. github.com/Sirupsen/logrus

Test imports 1 package(s)

  1. github.com/stvp/go-udp-testing