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FAQ Where can I find that elusive .log file?

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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>

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