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Looking to the logs

While using openHAB, we will need to look the the logs generated by the software.

Two log files are going to interest us.

To find them:

  • open the finder,
  • navigate to your home folder,
  • navigate inside the openHAB folder,
  • navigate inside the userdata folder,
  • navigate inside the logs folder
  • Inside the logs folder, double-click on the openhab.log file. The file will be displayed inside the console application.

The console will display the messages as soon as they will be logged. Keep this window somewhere in order to take a look inside when it is needed. We will use it to check the Z-Wave dialogs.

A “clean” startup looks this way in the log file :

2016-05-09 21:29:33.195 [INFO ] [arthome.ui.paper.internal.PaperUIApp] - Started Paper UI at /ui
2016-05-09 21:29:33.252 [INFO ] [.dashboard.internal.DashboardService] - Started dashboard at /start
2016-05-09 21:29:33.567 [INFO ] [ing.zwave.handler.ZWaveSerialHandler] - Serial port is initialized