FAQ Where can I find that elusive .log file?
Whenever it encounters a problem that does not warrant launching a dialog, Eclipse saves a report in the workspace log file. The log file can be looked at in four alternative ways.
- Window > Show View > PDE Runtime > Error Log.
This gives you a view with the contents of the .log file.</li>
Help > About Eclipse Platform > Configuration Details. This prints out a great number of details about the environment and also concatenates the .log file. Great for including in a bug report.</li>
Locate the file yourself, see workspace/.metadata/.log.</li>
- Start Eclipse using -consoleLog.
This will print the messages that normally go to the .log file in the enclosing shell/command window. </li>