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Using Winston

Winston is one of the most popular Node logging libraries.  It is simple and supports logging to multiple transports.

Install Winston:

Use Winston:


Winston comes with file- and console-based transports, but many others are available on  For example:


Winston also has a Splunk transport:

For information on additional transports and other options, see

Using Bunyan

Bunyan provides structured machine-readable logging.

Install Bunyan:

Use Bunyan; for example:

The above code would produce the output such as the following:

Child loggers

Bunyan enables you to create separate child loggers for each sub-component of your application.

For example, in Express you might use a child logger per request.

This would produce a log such as the following:

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