The activity log is very useful for troubleshooting problems, and helps when developing plugins.
The complete log can be found in the
file inside the jEdit settings directory, the path of which is shown inside
the activity log window.
jEdit writes the following information to the activity log:
Information about your Java implementation (version, operating system, architecture, etc).
All error messages and runtime exceptions (most errors are shown in dialog boxes as well, but the activity log usually contains more detailed and technical information).
All sorts of debugging information that can be helpful when tracking down bugs.
Information about loaded plugins.
While jEdit is running, the log file on disk may not always accurately reflect what has been logged, due to buffering being done for performance reasons. To ensure the file on disk is up to date, invoke the> > command. The log file is also automatically updated on disk when jEdit exits.
Thebutton in the Activity Log window shows a dialog that lets you adjust the output colors, filter the messages by type, and lets you set the maximum number of lines to display. Note that larger numbers will decrease the overall performance of jEdit since these lines are kept in memory.
log option is used,
see the section called “Command Line Usage”.