Shut The Fuck Up WEBrick 22 June 2010

I was recently trying to silence webrick (the noisy bastard) to let me run it in a test suite. The bastard just wouldn't stay quiet, it kept saying stuff like:

[2010-06-22 15:29:11] INFO  WEBrick::HTTPServer#start done.
[2010-06-22 15:29:12] INFO  WEBrick 1.3.1
[2010-06-22 15:29:12] INFO  ruby 1.8.6 (2008-08-11) [x86_64-linux]
[2010-06-22 15:29:12] INFO  WEBrick::HTTPServer#start: pid=18324 port=4001

… like I care.

So it turns out that you can get WEBrick to STFU by creating it like this:

server = :AccessLog => [], :Logger => WEBrick::Log::new("/dev/null", 7) #, :Port => @port and so on.

Why WEBrick needs so many options just to shut up I don't know.