How (and why) to enable the `build.verbose` option in the Arduino IDE

The Arduino forum has lots of questions along the lines of:

  • Where are the Arduino libraries kept?
  • What temporary files does the Arduino IDE create during compilation?
  • Can I create my own Makefile to program and download my chip?
  • Why is avrdude failing?

The answers to many of these questions become clear if you enable the 'build.verbose' option in the Arduino IDE. The process is not exactly straightforward, so I wrote up a short tutorial on how to do just that:

Comments are welcome! "Share and enjoy!" :slight_smile:

The page you linked to does not appear to exist

Well heck -- this is my first attempt at publishing something to projecthub.

The article appears for me, but perhaps it needs moderator approval to get published. Standby...

Thanks for the heads-up.

Okay - the link should be working now:

For some reason, a project cannot be made public unless it uses an Arduino product. Evidently the Arduino IDE alone isn't sufficient, so I specified that it "requires" an Arduino / Genunio UNO.

rdpoor:
The answers to many of these questions become clear if you enable the 'build.verbose' option in the Arduino IDE. The process is not exactly straightforward, so I wrote up a short tutorial on how to do just that:

WHAT? Not straightforward? There are two checkboxes in the Preferences for that!