Using Scriptrunner to create own log files for deleted issues


We want to have a listener on the "Issue Deleted" event that will write into a file the id of the deleted issue. I know th Auditor plugin logs this, but that info can't be accessed from a script so we need to make our own log.

I am playing around and trying this:

import org.apache.log4j.Logger
import org.apache.log4j.Level

File file = new File("test.txt")
file.write "Issue " + event.issue.getKey() + " was deleted"
log.debug("Issue " + event.issue.getKey() + " was deleted " + file.absolutePath)

 It should be simple but the file is not at the location indicated by file.absolutePath. Why can't I find this file? Is there some restriction from Scriptrunner/Groovy for writing to my own files?

Our JIRA is running on Linux and it's inside a Docker container (I've already checked it and the file isn't there either)

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Gaston Valente Community Champion Dec 13, 2017


You can try to save the file relative to JiraHome using 


 You can also use a concrete absolute path but this is less portable

If you use File("log.txt") it will be saved relative to the directory of execution.

Hope it helps


I tried using your solution but i get an error from the static code check saying that JiraHome is undeclared. How do I iniatialize it? I couldn't find anything in the API.

Additionally, if I try to specify the absolute path for the file like this:

import org.apache.log4j.Logger
import org.apache.log4j.Level
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.startup.JiraHomeLocator


def create = new File("/opt/ea/DIV_I/IC/IC_001/jira-home/scripts/com/listeners/test.txt").createNewFile()
def file = new File("/opt/ea/DIV_I/IC/IC_001/jira-home/scripts/com/listeners/test.txt")

I get this error:

2017-12-14 01:57:40,099 WARN [common.UserScriptEndpoint]: Script console script failed: No such file or directory at java_io_File$createNewFile$ Source) at

 If i skip the call to call to createNewFile() I get no error, but same as before no file is at the location that I indicate.

Any ideas?



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