Where do I find the NetBeans log file to attach to the error report?
The NetBeans IDE keeps its log messages in a file called /var/log/messages.log in the NetBeans userdir. The log file is very useful for troubleshooting and tracking down sources of error. When you report an issue, you should attach this file to the report.
NetBeans 7.2 or newer
Here are some examples where a user named joe would find the NetBeans IDE 7.2 log file on various operating systems:
|Windows XP|| c:\Documents and Settings\joe\Application Data\NetBeans\7.3\var\log\messages.log
Application Data directory is localised to your Windows XP installation language
|Mac OS X||/Users/joe/Library/Application Support/NetBeans/7.2/var/log/messages.log|
NetBeans 7.1 or older
Here are some examples where a user named joe would find the NetBeans IDE 6.7 log file on various operating systems:
|Windows XP||C:\Documents and Settings\joe\.netbeans\6.7\var\log\messages.log|
|Mac OS X||/Users/joe/.netbeans/6.7/var/log/messages.log|
Read more on how to find the NetBeans userdir.