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Need Fetch Transcript Logs (6 posts)

  • Started 5 years ago by Charlie Essers
  • Latest reply 4 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Charlie Essers Member

    Does Fetch 5.1 write a log file of everything sent & received? If so, where is it? /var/log/ftp.log is empty

    Cheers!

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Charlie,

    No, sorry, Fetch does not keep a permanent log of files that have been uploaded and downloaded.

    The Fetch Transcript window (go to the Window menu, choose Fetch Transcript) contains that information for your current run of Fetch (among lots of other information), but the contents of the transcript window are lost once you quit Fetch.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • brutedawg Member

    Are there any plans to have this feature in a future release? I could've really used a log file today ='(

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi brutedawg,

    As of Fetch 5.5, Fetch does actually keep a persistent log of a sort. It isn't very user-friendly, since we created it mostly to aid us in debugging; it includes all transcript information and some debugging information. As a result we do not advertise it as a "feature." But it present and does include information about all transfers performed as part of the transcript information, so possibly you will find it useful for your purposes (and it will include information about the transfers you made earlier today, if that's still helpful).

    Exactly how many days of information it keeps is variable, the log file is limited by size not time; however when the size limit is exceeded, the log file is rolled over and the old log file stored as Fetch.log.1, etc. for up to 9 archived logs.

    The Fetch.log file is stored in the ~/Library/Logs folder.

    To find the Fetch.log file:

    * Click the desktop background to select the Finder.
    * Choose "Home" from the Go menu in the Finder
    * Open the Library folder
    * Open the Logs folder
    * Find the file named "Fetch.log"

    Please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Charlie Essers Member

    Scott,

    That is great news! Thanks for that.

    Cheers!

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Charlie,

    You're welcome!

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

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