This short guide will provide an explanation of how to activate and view the debugging messages that Editra prints during its execution to help with with finding errors and getting valuable runtime information out of Editra.
Where the console debugging messages go to when debugging is turned on varies depending on how Editra is run, whether its a binary or source script, and what operating system its run on. Included in this section is where to find the debugging messages under the normal use cases broken into three sections based on operating system.
Editra also has a built-in log viewer that can be used to view the logging messages in a display that is shown in the Shelf. This view method can be used the same regardless of how Editra is run, but it requires the gui to be fully initialized before the messages can be displayed, which means that some messages during the early startup may be missed.Macintosh OSX
On OSX the debugging messages can be shown in one of three different locations depending on how Editra was installed and is being run on your system.
On Linux and other Unix like systems, Editra's debugging messages will be sent to one of two possible locations depending on mode of operation
On Windows the debugging messages can be shown in one of two locations
Here is what the log window looks like. Errors messages will be highlighted in red