ARAP logs date and time stamped status information to the screen and to two log files. Every command, variable assignment, and flow control script line outputs status information. Each status line begins with the current date and time (from the PC's clock).

Screen Log

When quietoff is active, all status information is displayed.

When quieton is active, the only status information displayed is:

  • error messages (flagged by '!!!')
  • output from the echo command

Main Log File

This file contains all status information (as if quietoff was always active) and is saved in the sub-directory "logs" of the ARAP installation directory. Filenames created use the format "yyyymmdd.log" (year, month, date). If the file exists, it is appended. If the file cannot be appended or created (perhaps because another copy of ARAP is already running and has it open, the log filename becomes yyyymmdd-xxxxx.log where xxxxx is the windows handle of the instance of ARAP. Log files accumulate over time and should be deleted manually by the user. Logging can be suspended by the logoff command or enabled by the logon command.

Quiet Log File

When quietoff is active, all status information is logged.

When quieton is active, the only status information logged is:

  • error messages (flagged by '!!!')
  • output from the echo command  

It is saved in the sub-directory "logs" of the ARAP installation directory. Filenames created use the format "yyyymmdd-quiet.log" (year, month, date). If the file exists, it is appended. If the file cannot be appended or created (perhaps because another copy of ARAP is already running and has it open, the log filename becomes yyyymmdd-xxxxx-quiet.log where xxxxx is the windows handle of the instance of ARAP. Log files accumulate over time and should be deleted manually by the user. Logging can be suspended by the logoff command or enabled by the logon command.