Simple PHP Code Igniter class to show the error log

Sometimes we need to acces the php log, but is not available on the document root, so yo need to access by console or create a symlink to some part inside the public folder of your website. Also you need to add some credentials in order to protect your logs. This is a simple and safer way to access your php error log, you can add this controller inside your protected controllers using the php session or maybe a cookie generated by you with some encrypted data.

So here is the controller class to show the php log really easy for code igniter.

<?php
/**
 * Php Log class
 *
 * Display the php log
 *
 * @category	Log
 * @author		Nicolás Bistolfi
 * @link		https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20596750/code/php/log.php
 */
class Log extends Controller{

	private $logPath; //path to the php log
	/**
	*	Class constructor
	*/
	function __construct(){
		parent::Controller();
		$this->logPath = ini_get('error_log');
	 }

	/**
	 * index: Shows the php error log
	 * @access public
	 */
	public function index(){
		if (@is_file($this->logPath)) {
			echo nl2br(@file_get_contents($this->logPath));
		} else {
			echo 'The log cannot be found in the specified route '.$this->logPath;
		}
		exit;
	}

	/**
	 * delete: Deletes the php error log
	 * @access public
	 */
	public function delete(){
		if (@is_file($this->logPath)) {
			if (@unlink($this->logPath)) {
				echo 'PHP Error Log deleted';
			} else {
				echo 'There has been an error trying to delete the PHP Error log '.$this->logPath;
			}
		} else {
			echo 'The log cannot be found in the specified route  '.$this->logPath.'.';
		}
		exit;
	}
}
?>

 

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