Strapi relies on an extremely fast Node.js logger called Pino that includes a shell utility to pretty-print its log files. It provides great performances and doesn't slow down your app. The logger is accessible through the global variable strapi.log or the request's context ctx.log if enabled.

// Folder.js controller
const fs = require('fs');
const path = require('path');

module.exports = {

   * Retrieve app's folders.
   * @return {Object|Array}

  findFolders: async (ctx) => {
    try {
      const folders = fs.readdirSync(path.resolve(process.cwd()));

      strapi.log.info(folders); // ctx.log.info(folders);

    } catch (error) {
      strapi.log.fatal(error); // ctx.log.fatal(error);


To configure the logger, you have to edit the following file ./config/environments/*/request.json.

  "logger": {
    "level": "debug",
    "exposeInContext": true,
    "requests": true
  • level: defines the desired logging level (fatal, error, warn, info, debug, trace).
  • exposeInContext: allows access to the logger through the context.
  • requests: incoming HTTP requests will be logged.

To find more details about the logger API, please refer to the Pino documentation.

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