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When I run gimp in bash on my Unix system, GIMP is opened up and all of the stuff that GIMP is saying is printed on the calling terminal.

However, when I try to get those messages on Windows by running gimp from Cygwin (a batch file that I wrote and put in the C:/Cygwin/bin directory for global access), the program opens, but the nessages do not appear.

Does anyone know why this is and how I can capture GIMP's warning messages on Windows?

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You can activate the Error Console in GIMP as follows:

  • From an image menu: Windows → Dockable Dialogs → Error Console

  • From the Tab menu in any dockable dialog by clicking on activate button and selecting Add Tab → Error Console


You can also save all or part of the log to a file.

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Hey, thanks for the answer - sorry I haven't gotten back to you in a few days. I believe gimp has two error streams, the one it puts on the calling console is much more detailed. Thank you though.' – Elwood Hopkins Jul 1 '13 at 15:38

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