[Development] (long) thoughts on categorized logging (qLog)

BRM bm_witness at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 24 16:00:08 CET 2012

> From: Lincoln Ramsay <lincoln.ramsay at nokia.com>

> On 02/23/2012 09:48 PM, ext David Faure wrote:
>>>  # write output to a file (in the user's home directory)
>>>  logging.output.file = file.txt
>>  I suppose Windows users would expect relative paths to be "in the CWD, 
> which
>>  is usually the executable's directory"? Not sure.
> That doesn't work when an unprivileged user runs an installed app 
> because they don't have permission to write to Program Files.
> If a relative path is going to cause problems then I'm happy to require 
> absolute paths :)

well, it probably shouldn't be in CWD regardless of platform.

On Windows, I'd suggest %APPDATA%\<program name> or at minimum %APPDATA%.
You might even get away with using %TEMP%; but it'd be harder to find the log then.

On other platforms, something under ${HOME} .


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