Opened 21 months ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#10603 new enhancement

Make tor log available if tor exited unexpectedly

Reported by: gk Owned by: brade
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Tor Launcher Version:
Keywords: tbb-usability, extdev-interview Cc: mttp, lunar@…, mcs
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It would be useful to be able to get the tor log on all supported platforms in cases tor quit unexpectedly but the "Copy to Clipboard" feature was not available (yet). I first thought starting the TorBrowser with all necessary flags + "-console" on Windows would do the trick but I was wrong.

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by gk

One way to achieve this would be to replace the TorLauncherUtil.showAlert() call with something like TorLauncherUtil.confirmEx() (provided TorGetLog() does not return "") having a similar copy-to-clipboard-button.

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by gk

  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

comment:3 Changed 21 months ago by gk

  • Cc mttp added

comment:4 Changed 21 months ago by lunar

  • Cc lunar@… added

This would make the life of the help desk folks much much better.

comment:5 Changed 21 months ago by mikeperry

  • Keywords tbb-usability added

comment:6 Changed 21 months ago by mcs

  • Cc mcs added

In many cases, tor is probably exiting before Tor Launcher can open a control connection to it, which means that there won't be any log messages to copy to the clipboard. To address that problem we will need to fix #10059. But offering a copy-to-clipboard option if log messages are available is a good idea.

comment:7 Changed 21 months ago by mikeperry

  • Keywords extdev-interview added
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