Selenium Chrome WebDriver Logging in Python

Q

How to turn on Chrome WebDriver logging with Selenium Python API?

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A

If you want to turn on logging on the Chrome WebDriver server with Selenium Python API, you need to specify the "service_args" parameter as shown in this tutorial.

1. Enter the following program, ChromeWebDriverLogging.py, that turns on Chrome WebDriver server logging:

C:\fyicenter> type ChromeWebDriverLogging.py

# ChromeWebDriverLogging.py
# Copyright (c) FYIcenter.com 
from selenium.webdriver import Chrome

driver = Chrome(service_args=["--verbose", "--log-path=ChromeDriver.log"])
driver.get("http://www.google.com");
driver.quit();

2. Run it. You see Chrome browser started with Google home page and closed immediately.

C:\fyicenter> python ChromeWebDriverLogging.py

3. View the log file:

C:\fyicenter> more ChromeDriver.log

[INFO]: Starting ChromeDriver 75.0.3770.90 (...-refs/branch-heads/3770@{#1003})
[INFO]: [b5b86271b18367d488491e09f95a6672] COMMAND InitSession {..}

[INFO]: Launching chrome: "C:\...\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" ...
[DEBUG]: DevTools HTTP Request: http://localhost:60558/json/version
[DEBUG]: DevTools HTTP Response: {...}

[DEBUG]: DevTools WebSocket Command: Log.enable (id=1) 90994CC4347DD37...
[DEBUG]: DevTools WebSocket Command: DOM.getDocument (id=2) 90994CC434...
[DEBUG]: DevTools WebSocket Command: Target.setAutoAttach (id=3) 90994...
[DEBUG]: DevTools WebSocket Command: Page.enable (id=4) 90994CC4347DD3...

[INFO]: [b5b86271b18367d488491e09f95a6672] COMMAND Navigate 
        {"url": "http://www.google.com"}
[INFO]: Waiting for pending navigations...

[INFO]: Done waiting for pending navigations. Status: ok
[INFO]: [b5b86271b18367d488491e09f95a6672] RESPONSE Navigate
[INFO]: [b5b86271b18367d488491e09f95a6672] COMMAND Quit {

As you can see, Chrome WebDriver server generated lots of log messages.

 

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