Log rotating transport for Winston

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Winston's default file transport rotation creates new logs daily, or if the file exceeds a max size, but it does not expunge old logs. This means that an additional module must be used to delete old log files.
winston-logrotate provides a transport with full support for size based rotation, compression and pruning log files.
winston-logrotate uses logrotate-stream under the covers, which is used to perform compression/rotation and winston's common.log to get timestamps, colorization, and log formatting.


| Field | Required | Description | | --------------- |-------------- | ----------------------------------- | | file | yes | The filename of the logfile to write output to. | | colorize | no | Boolean flag indicating if we should colorize output.| | timestamp | no | Boolean flag indicating if we should prepend output with timestamps (default false). If function is specified, its return value will be used instead of timestamps. | | json | no | If true, messages will be logged as JSON (default true). | | size | no | The max file size of a log before rotation occurs. Supports 1024, 1k, 1m, 1g. Defaults to 100m | | keep | no | The number of rotated log files to keep (including the primary log file). Defaults to 5 | | compress | no | Optionally compress rotated files with gzip. Defaults to true. |



Create a rotate transport:
var rotateTransport = new winston.transports.Rotate({
        file: '/tmp/my.log', // this path needs to be absolute
        colorize: false,
        timestamp: true,
        json: false,
        size: '100m',
        keep: 5,
        compress: true

and add it to default winston logger:

or create a custom logger using the transport:
var logger = new (winston.Logger)({ transports: [rotateTransport] });