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Retrieving Local’s Log File

A big part of troubleshooting errors, on any website or application, is the log file. This file contains a record of actions or errors that have occurred when a process is done. When reaching out for support, having this file will help identify issues which can be reported as bugs to the Local development team.

You may be thinking, “Cool, where do I find this file?”

No worries we’ve got your back!

macOS

Version 5 and above: You can find the log file in the following directory path from a terminal window

~/Library/Logs/local-lightning.log

For Local versions 3 and below:

~/Library/Logs/local-by-flywheel.log

You can also bring up the log file in ‘Finder’ directly from Local.

  1. Click the Help menu and select Reveal Local’s Log
  1. Attach the most recent log file to your response in the Community or when working with the support team when requested. 

Windows 10

Version 5 and up: In Windows the log file can be found in the following location using a command prompt.

%AppData%\Roaming\Local\local-lightning.log

For Local versions 3 and below:

%AppData%\Local by Flywheel\local-by-flywheel.log

Local can also open the log file location in the file explorer.

  1. Click the menu icon in the top-left of Local
  1. Go to Reveal Local’s Log
  1. Attach the most recent log file to your response in the Community or when working with the support team when requested.

Linux

From a terminal window the log file can be found in this directory path:

~/.config/Local/local-lightning.log

From within Local you can also access the logs.

  1. Click the Help menu and select Reveal Local’s Log
  2. Attach the most recent log file to your response in the Community or when working with the support team when requested. 

note

These screenshots are from Ubuntu, but the general steps and file location should be the same for any Linux distro that Local is installed on.

Selecting “Reveal Local’s Log” from the Help menu in Local.
Finding the local-lightning.log file within the file explorer.

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