This bug was identified in SQLDeveloper 4.x – I have not tested it on MAC OS. I’m just porting my older posts over from the wordpress site.
After installing SQL Developer 3.2 on Mac OS 10.8.2 my disk space started running out. And kept running out. SQL Developer was constantly appending to a log file in /tmp
I traced the problem to the startup .sh script for sql developer.
bash ./sqldeveloper >/tmp/sqldeveloper-startup-`uuidgen`.log
I stopped sql developer from creating the log file and that fixed the problem, plus, sqldeveloper starts up faster, probably runs faster etc. So, if you don’t want this logging going on… just change the command to:
Not sure how this logging got put in place (maybe it was an install gone wrong?) and got out of control… but I learned how to stop it.