Photoshop: CC 2014 always creates an empty pslog.txt in my home directory.

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This log file gets recreated on every launch and is always empty. You shouldn't be writing empty files on a top level directory that's visible to users!
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Posted 5 years ago

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Ethan Beyer

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I noticed this too - not cool!
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carlos jimenez

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me too
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Jason Wharff

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me too
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Chris Cox

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What OS version are you using?
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Kent Sutherland

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OS X 10.9.3
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Chris Cox

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OK, I can reproduce this - the file is created when the app launches, and deleted when the app exits. It appears that one of our debugging logs is incorrectly being created (but not written to) when the app launches.

And we have a tester investigating this now.
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Kent Sutherland

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You're right, that's what I'm seeing as well. I was originally reproducing it by deleting the log and then relaunching Photoshop.

Thanks for the response!
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CampanellaFoto

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Please fix this.
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Ryan Scherler

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Yes, please fix this
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Santa Claus

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If you have Xcode installed, just run the following command in Terminal:

setfile -a V ~/pslog.txt

Even if it exists, it'll be hidden forever in your Finder.
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With the most recent update, the file is not empty. It contains the line: 00000.2014.08.08_07:29:04.510(+00.000) Headlights logging is not enabled
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Chris Cox

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Which is what it should say if you have disabled headlights logging.
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David Green

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Given that I haven't done that, I'd still say the message (and file) should not appear!
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Chris Cox

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Somehow headlights logging is disabled for you, otherwise the log couldn't say that it is disabled. But you're not the only one to find oddities in that area.
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Official Response
We're investigating this. I'm hoping to get it addressed in the next update.
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Thanks Mr. NSA... Hiding a log file is not cool. If something is tracking you ("headlights"?) then I want to know about it..

And now that we know about the log file, what exactly is "headlights logging" and what does it do?
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John Furrow

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This still needs a fix.
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Murat Ozgul

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This really still needs a fix as soon as possible... So annoying...
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Maaike van Wieren

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Same here, get out of my home directory!
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Mark Jackson

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Just wanted to give my 2ยข that I too have the file with the message about headlights logging not enabled.

I also wanted to note that you claim it is created, then deleted when Photoshop closes. It is always re-created if I delete it, but it is always there whether Photoshop is running or not.

Mac Pro, OSX 10.9.5, Photoshop CC 2014.1.0
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I just updated Photoshop this morning and it seems to be fixed!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
This issue is fixed in the 2014.2 update. Product announcement here: http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotco...