# BusyB: The logDir element

Introduction

Quick Start

The logDir element specifies the directory where BusyB will write the log files for the build. The logDir can either be an absolute path or a relative path. If the logDir is a relative path, it is relative to the directory where BusyB was started.

A typical logDir entry on a Unix type machine would be:

```<project>

<logDir>/tmp/logs</logDir>
...

</project>```

On Windows it might look more like:

```<project>

<logDir>c:\temp\logs</logDir>
...

</project>```