[KDE/Mac] chattyness & log pollution

Ian Wadham iandw.au at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 22:37:09 UTC 2014

On 01/08/2014, at 6:55 AM, René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> KDE apps tend to be incredibly chatty on stdout and/or stderr. When they're launched through LaunchServices on OS X, all that output goes into the system log. Is there a way to avoid this from happening? I've tried replacing the bundle executable with a wrapper script that redirects both streams to /dev/null, but incomprehensibly that has no effect.

Have you tried using kdebugdialog.app (in MacPorts/KDE4 apps)?

It turns debug output on or off for selected KDE programs, or for all, but
it depends on the program using "KDebug() << etc." internally and won't
work if the program is using "fprintf(stderr, …)" or "qDebug() << etc.".

FWIW, if you are trying to diagnose KDE portability bugs, I find the Console
log output is often more use than a crash backtrace.

Cheers, Ian W.

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