Ever do “
less log/development.log” and see the following?
ESC[4;35;1mSQL (0.001084)ESC[0m ESC[0mSET character_set_results = utf8;ESC[0m
ESC[4;36;1mSQL (0.001792)ESC[0m ESC[0;1mSHOW TABLESESC[0m
Wouldn’t it be nicer to see the colorization like when you’re tailing the log with
tail -f? Try using -R:
less -R log/development.log
Then you’ll see
SQL (0.001084) SET character_set_results = utf8;
SQL (0.001792) SHOW TABLES
A bit more legible, eh wot old chaps?
Works on Mac and Cygwin too.
And -X makes it not clear the screen when you stop less, so you get to keep seeing what you were just seeing.
So that means you may want to put
alias less="less -RX"
Also, if you don’t want the fancy colors at all, specify
ActiveRecord::Base.colorize_logging = false
in your environment file (e.g.
test.rb.) We’re doing that in our
test.rb so we can more clearly read the output from our CruiseControl build.