How to suppress verbose Tensorflow logging? [duplicate]

2.0 Update (10/8/19)
Setting TF_CPP_MIN_LOG_LEVEL should still work (see below in v0.12+ update), but there is currently an issue open (see issue #31870). If setting TF_CPP_MIN_LOG_LEVEL does not work for you (again, see below), try doing the following to set the log level:

import tensorflow as tf

In addition, please see the documentation on tf.autograph.set_verbosity which sets the verbosity of autograph log messages – for example:

# Can also be set using the AUTOGRAPH_VERBOSITY environment variable

v0.12+ Update (5/20/17), Working through TF 2.0+:

In TensorFlow 0.12+, per this issue, you can now control logging via the environmental variable called TF_CPP_MIN_LOG_LEVEL; it defaults to 0 (all logs shown) but can be set to one of the following values under the Level column.

  Level | Level for Humans | Level Description                  
  0     | DEBUG            | [Default] Print all messages       
  1     | INFO             | Filter out INFO messages           
  2     | WARNING          | Filter out INFO & WARNING messages 
  3     | ERROR            | Filter out all messages      

See the following generic OS example using Python:

import os
os.environ['TF_CPP_MIN_LOG_LEVEL'] = '3'  # or any {'0', '1', '2'}
import tensorflow as tf

To be thorough, you call also set the level for the Python tf_logging module, which is used in e.g. summary ops, tensorboard, various estimators, etc.

# append to lines above
tf.logging.set_verbosity(tf.logging.ERROR)  # or any {DEBUG, INFO, WARN, ERROR, FATAL}

For 1.14 you will receive warnings if you do not change to use the v1 API as follows:

# append to lines above
tf.compat.v1.logging.set_verbosity(tf.compat.v1.logging.ERROR)  # or any {DEBUG, INFO, WARN, ERROR, FATAL}

For Prior Versions of TensorFlow or TF-Learn Logging (v0.11.x or lower):

View the page below for information on TensorFlow logging; with the new update, you’re able to set the logging verbosity to either DEBUG, INFO, WARN, ERROR, or FATAL. For example:


The page additionally goes over monitors which can be used with TF-Learn models. Here is the page.

This doesn’t block all logging, though (only TF-Learn). I have two solutions; one is a ‘technically correct’ solution (Linux) and the other involves rebuilding TensorFlow.

script -c 'python [FILENAME].py' | grep -v 'I tensorflow/'

For the other, please see this answer which involves modifying source and rebuilding TensorFlow.

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