Serilog.Sinks.File.GZip 1.0.2

.NET Standard 1.6 .NET Framework 4.5
dotnet add package Serilog.Sinks.File.GZip --version 1.0.2
NuGet\Install-Package Serilog.Sinks.File.GZip -Version 1.0.2
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Serilog.Sinks.File.GZip" Version="1.0.2" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Serilog.Sinks.File.GZip --version 1.0.2
#r "nuget: Serilog.Sinks.File.GZip, 1.0.2"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Serilog.Sinks.File.GZip as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Serilog.Sinks.File.GZip&version=1.0.2

// Install Serilog.Sinks.File.GZip as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Serilog.Sinks.File.GZip&version=1.0.2


A FileLifecycleHooks-based plugin for the Serilog File Sink that compresses log files using streaming GZip compression.

Getting started

FileLifecycleHooks is a new Serilog File Sink mechanism that allows hooking into log file lifecycle events, and allows scenarios such as wrapping the Serilog output stream in another stream.

To get started, install the latest Serilog.Sinks.File.GZip package from NuGet:

Install-Package Serilog.Sinks.File.GZip -Version 1.0.2

To enable GZip compression, use one of the new LoggerSinkConfiguration extensions that has a FileLifecycleHooks argument, and create a new GZipHooks:

Log.Logger = new LoggerConfiguration()
    .WriteTo.File("log.gz", hooks: new GZipHooks())

Note this also works if you enable rolling log files.

You can optionally tweak GZIP compression by changing the log level and buffer size (the default is 32KB):

Log.Logger = new LoggerConfiguration()
    .WriteTo.File("log.gz", hooks: new GZipHooks(CompressionLevel.Fastest, 1024 * 64))

It's also possible to enable GZIP compression when configuring Serilog from a configuration file using Serilog.Settings.Configuration:

  "Serilog": {
    "WriteTo": [
        "Name": "File",
        "Args": {
          "path": "log.gz",
          "hooks": "Serilog.Sinks.File.GZip.GZipHooks, Serilog.Sinks.File.GZip"

Larger buffer sizes potentially result in better compression ratios, but note that in the event of a crash that the contents of the buffer may be lost.

As is standard with Serilog, it's important to call Log.CloseAndFlush(); before your application ends.

Product Versions
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Version Downloads Last updated
1.0.2 194,565 6/26/2020
1.0.1 2,940 10/25/2019
1.0.0-dev 439 4/23/2019