Someone has asked you for a debug log (aka log file, XBMC.log, etc). This is what they want you to do:
|1||Download the Debug log uploader add-on:|
Inside of XBMC go into and click on "Install"
|2||Turn debugging on:|
Inside of XBMC go into and turn on . You will see some weird text pop up on the screen.
so that the log file records important startup information.
|4||Reproduce whatever issue/bug you are reporting on.|
If a bug happened when you played a movie, play a movie. If something weird popped up on the screen when you went into an add-on, go into that add-on. Etc. If the issue doesn't require action (the problem happens when you open XBMC, etc) then go to the next step.
|5||If you use passwords or logins in add-ons:|
You will probably need to edit your log before you upload it. Don't use the rest of the steps here and instead see here for further instructions.
|6||Upload your debug log:|
From XBMC's home screen, go into , enter your e-mail address (if you haven't used the add-on before) and press "Okay". Then it will ask you if you want to upload the debug log, press "Okay". You might also want to note the log ID number (4-5 digits) incase the e-mail doesn't go through.
|7||Copy the URL|
from the e-mail you get and paste it to the forum post or give it to whoever asked you for the debug log.
You can turn off debugging now.
1 Removing passwords
See Log file/Advanced#Location for how to locate the log file manually. Then just open that xbmc.log (or kodi.log) file in a text editor. If you do not see passwords in your log then you can keep using the instructions on this page for using the debug log uploader add-on. If you see passwords, remove them and then manually copy and paste the log onto a pastebin site, like http://xbmclogs.com or http://pastebin.com , and then give that URL to whoever you need to share your log with.
2 Alternative access
3 More info
For more info about the debug log see Log file/Advanced.