Inactive [INFO/ADMIN] LogBlock v1.54 - Enderdragon Logging! Tree Grow Logging! [1.4.5]

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    Version: 1.50​
    Find and Backroll those Damn Griefers
    LogBlock release are on DevBukkit:

    LogBlock dev builds:

    Please read the installation guide

    I won't port LogBlock myself to mcAPI. Source code is available, so it shouldn't be to difficult for someone else to do it, also I'm still here. so I can answer questions. If there is more than one willing, that's up to you to handle that.

    The reasons I take this step, are the usual: I quit playing Minecraft about 5 months ago and lastly I was struggling to keep up with updates. The developement of Guardian made slow progress, so I fear it won't be ready to fully replace LB in time.

    Download latest dev build: Jenkins
    View the source code: GitHub
    Table of contents:
    1. Description
    2. Features
    3. Why to use LogBlock
    4. Example command
    5. Older versions
    6. Change log
    7. Todo list / feature requests
    8. Permission nodes
    9. Plugins supporting this
    10. Support the dev
    11. How to post error messages
    12. Advertizing

    LogBlock logs block changes into a MySQL database. Block changes can be placed or destroyed block, explosions, burned blocks, sign text changes, chest access, leaves decay etc.
    It can be used as griefer identification tool, to find out who build a particular building, or even roll back changes by certain players. Other purposes can be e.g: Undoing of forest fires
    All additional features are optional, to keep the database as short as possible. All database actions run in their own threads to avoid server lags.
    The use of permissions plugin (or any clone) is possible, but not necessary.
    Uses Spout for chest logging (but it's fully optional, and there is no need for the client mod at all).

    • Logging for block placing, block braking, fire, explosions, leaves decay, signtexts, lava flow and chest content
    • Very mighty commands system, not only allowing to rollback and redo, but also to tp to blockchanges, delete log ingame etc. Full list of commands.
    • Many parameters for lookup/rollback/redo/tp/clearlog commands: Block changes of one ore more player, in a specific area, in a world edit selection, specific block types only, block changes older or newer that a specific date, destroyed/created block only, in a different world and combinations of all these parameters. Full list of parameters.
    • Rebuilding map after importing a backup (/lb redo)
    • Last parameter to use the parameters of the last command
    • Quick ingame lookup of block history a wood pickaxe or a bedrock block.
    • All commands accessible from console (exept tools :D)
    • Custom queries for tools.
    • Different tool modes (lookup, rollback, redo, writelogfile and clearlog)
    • Saves block data like wool color, log type, torch adjustment, etc
    • Multiworld and multiserver support (some servers sharing the same database)
    • BigBrother log import
    • Loggable super pickaxe plugin (not to confuse with WorldEdit's super pickaxe)
    • API
    • Webstats
    Why to use LogBlock:

    Example commands: (thanks to tha d0ctor, read more about commands here)

    /lb rollback player fire since 1d3h – rolls back fire 1 day 3 hours
    /lb rollback player fire since 1d3h area 15 – rolls back fire 1 day 3 hours within a radius of 15 blocks

    /lb rollback player thad0ctor since 1h - rolls back thad0ctor 1 hour
    /lb rollback player thad0ctor since 1d area 5 – rolls back thad0ctor actions for the last day within 5 blocks
    /lb rollback area 10 since 1h30m - rolls back all modifications within 10 blocks since the list 1 hours and 30 mins
    /lb rollback area 10 before 06.11.2011 - roll back all changes in an area of 1o before June 11th, 2011
    /lb rollback player thad0ctor since 05:36:00 - roll back all changes of thad0ctor since 05:36 (server time)

    Download, Command, Configuration and Details:

    -> Full changelog
    • LogBlock v1.50 # 81 (Dez. 13, 2011)
      Works with CraftBukkit 1.0.1-R1
      • Feature: /lb me shows the total block count
      • Feature: Chest logging without spout
      • Feature: Enderdragon logging
      • Feature: Logging for tree and mushroom grow (thanks to MD5 for the api)
      • Fix: Area param works again with default radius
      • Fix: Rollbacks got slowed down a bit to avoid rare server crashes
      • Fix: If mysql username, password or database only consist of unquoted numbers, LB will read them now
      • Config: World configs changed totally, some names changed and all logging options are now in an own section
    • LogBlock v1.41 #63 (Nov. 15, 2011)
      Works with CraftBukkit recommended build #1337
      • Fix: Players with spawnTools permission are no longer allowed to spawn all tools.
      • Fix: Added a check to avoid "The permission xy is already defined!" errors
    • LogBlock v1.40 #60 (Nov. 09, 2011)
      Works with CraftBukkit recommended build #1337
      • Feature: Custom auto ClearLog
      • Feature: Reduced error spam. Instead of like 40 line of error code, there is now just a warning stating the MySQL con
      • Feature: The queue will now be dumped after 10 tries even when the MySQL server is connected
      • Feature: Custom material names, allows naming custom blocks
      • Feature: LogBlock will now respond to messages when started without MySQL connection
      • Fix: Log import runs now async
      • Fix: Log import errors won't crash the server
      • Fix: Console commands work again
      • Fix: You can now use upper case letter in tool names (I don't know why you even should, but ...)
      • Config: Added, clearlog.enableAutoClearlog in main config. Added materials.yml. Removed clearlog.keepLogDays
      • Permissions: Added 'logblock.spawnTools'
    • LogBlock v1.32 (Oct. 04, 2011)
      Works with CraftBukkit recommended build #1240
      • Feature: Player info logging: firstLogin, lastLogin, onlinetime, ip. No ingame lookup yet.
      • Feature: /lb queuesize to see the current queue size
      • Fix: Door logging logs now also fence gates
      • Fix: Bukkit api break in CB #1191
      • Fix: time restriction works now as intended. Thanks to xrobau
      • Fix: Players with insufficient permissions can't smuggle bedrock from one world to another
      • Config: Added logPlayerInfo
    • LogBlock v1.30 (Sep. 22, 2011)
      Works with CraftBukkit recommended build #1185
      • Feature: Chat lookup /lb chat player diddiz search +admin +sucks +dicks (more info)
      • Feature: Door logging
      • Feature: Dynamic tools, define your own tools
      • Feature: Use since and before to define a timespan
      • Feature: Enderman logging
      • Feature: cake logging (who ate it)
      • Config: Added logEndermen, logCakes and logDoors to world config and moved the tool section in main config.
      • Permissions: logblock.tool changed to and
        logblock.toolblock to
    Todo List:

    Permission Nodes:

    Plugins supporting Logblock:
    List (open)

    When you want to appear your plugin here, tell me about

    Support the developer (that's me :D):
    If you want to support me writing plugins or want to thank me for the plugin/support, you can: Suggest features I missed, report bugs (best with fix :D), donate via PayPal, flattr my plugins, gift me The Witcher 2 (thanks to newyoukdaily), 2x 1GB DDR1 modules (thanks to HonestFlames), or send me the inner life of a laptop or netbook with a broken display (need it to build a model aircraft, so there is no need for parts like display and keyboard).


    How to post error messages:

    I won't aswer questions to general MySQL setup/installation/what is MySQL (there are lots of good tutorials out there, use google)
    Please read the installation guide before asking a question about installation problems.
    Please read the FAQ before posting a error report. It may be solved there.
    In case of rollback or lookup problems: Type /lb savequeue and try again (when it's fixed then, it was a consumer problem, see FAQ)
    When you post error messages, it's important to paste the whole stack trace!

    Newyorkdailys Plugin Support Buisness (open)
    Still can't get LogBlock working, or any other plugin? Are you getting errors in your console and cant figure out why? Newyorkdaily offers Basic/Advanced Plugin support.
    • General/Advanced troubleshooting: FREE!
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    • 3 or More Plugins - $2
    Click on the link below to connect to him now!

    There is a LogBlock irc channel: #logblock at
    You can ask me on skype. My name is 'hawky.diddiz'.
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    Iss there a way to use sqllite ? :/
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    Disable useBukkitScheduler, or lower delayBetweenRuns when LB spams "Queue overloaded" messages.
    No, but i'm planning to support h2 some day.
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    iss there a othere plugin like yours with sql lite ? becouse on my server i cant use mysql <,<
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    Afaik BigBrother has h2 support and Log even flat file.
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    How to turn off the BukkitScheduler and delayBetweenRuns . Where is it done?

    When the server stops, goes as follows.

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    In the LogBlock config :D
    Looks like you only have to set useBukkitScheduler to false.
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    So I was still usnig the old commands one, and just updated.

    Let me tell ya, why did you make the new commands much more confusing and infuriating to use!?

    Second of all, am I able to set a max radius? Because I honestly don't trust some of my moderators using the rollback command when they are able to rollback the entire server. (I accidently did a rollback area of 110 because I meant to do 10, and it fudged up part of a town real bad.. so yeah, wish there was a max radius)

    EDIT - Also, just to add to my tiny little rant. It was so much easier to do /lb player namehere block radius now its a lot different and more confusing >.<

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    The old system was rather static, and I wouldn't be able to add most of the features I added recently without the new one.
    Atm there is no way to set a max radius.
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    Bummer. Should add it to your 'to do' list because... it would be awesome. :D

    Well.. it will take awhile to get use to this commands I suppose. >_>

    Where abouts can I find a list of /lb rollback commands?
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    Will think about max area, requires more complex permissions stuff, so it could take a while.
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    okay, thanks Diddiz.
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    Max Black

    Well, I figured I'd throw in my two cents because it seems you were getting a little flack from the new command system. I just wanted to say that it is amazing, I love how you can mix and match the different params, it makes it extremely powerful. I was never able to rollback destroyed blocks in a worldedit area in the last 20 minutes for a single player, amazing!

    One thing I would like to see (as Debilitation was saying) is a good way to limit the command for mods. Maybe only allow them to rollback players in a certain group, contain the rollback to a max radius (or a max volume, for worldedit), can only rollback a given time (any farther and they would ask an admin to do it).

    Another thing that would be cool would be a way to see the progression of an area; it would be a mode where you could rollback time an day/hour/minute at a time, and see the changes, this would make pinning down when the grieving happened a lot easier; maybe include player positions as well. I was thinking it would work like time machine does.

    Again, amazing plugin (one I use everyday)!
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    This new rollback system is honestly confusing me. The command guide was NOT helpful at all.

    I am trying to rollback a player within a certain area, it USE to be /lb rollback playerarea player radius time

    Now what the heck is it? If I want to rollback a player in a certain area, what do I do?
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    Is there a way to config logblock to track button presses, pressure plates, and levers?
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    It's a little bit more typing for some things than it used to be, but it's better overall I feel. You just have to break down what you want to do a bit. So in this case, you want to rollback by an area and only for a specific player. So you would use the area and player parameters like this:

    /lb rb area 20 player nameofplayer

    If you wanted to limit this to the last 20 minutes, then you would add a since parameter like so:

    /lb rb area 20 player nameofplayer since 20m

    You can set the time in a few different ways. Personally, as it's less typing I like the bigbrother style times. So, as you said, for days it would be 1d, or 2d.

    I didn't realise radius used to work like that. As you say now with area, it works like a cuboid around you, so an area of 10 selects 10 blocks around you in all directions. If it's a tall 1x1 tower I would use world edit to make a selection and then roll it back using the selection parameter:

    /lb rb selection rest_of_your_parameters...

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 18, 2016
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    Ty :)
    Hm, that makes sense. I'll add it to the todo list :D
    Hm, wouldn't be very easy, and I'm not sure whether it finally would be worth the effort. Yery funny indeed, I don't think it would be very useful.
    Atm no, but it's at the todo list.
    Both syntaxes are ok (at least with v1.10, before some are broken)
    "area 1" is reserved for a single block. But any other values should work
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    Oh, just wondering. Since updating to 1.1 I notice that after rolling back I'm not prompted about using /lb clearlog last. It's something I quite liked as it essentially reminds you to clean up when you're done rolling back. Am I missing a config setting to re-enable that?

    Oh and I would love a means of restricting what people can do with logblock commands, glad to see it's on the todo list! We keep a months worth of history and I'm a little scared that one day I'll join the server and find something rolled back to a month ago :)
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    Hm, got lost as I was reducing spam :D
    But I can readd it with a config option.
    I see there is a demand :D
    Will try to figure out a good way, and maybe it'll come with next version.
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    My server crashes, or stops responding (as i am still able to ping it but cannot get in game) whenever i use
    "/lb rollblock selection since 1day"
    I haven't tried other the commands, but as long this doesn't work it won't matter its still an issue i'd like to fix.
    I am running the latest Craftbukkit.

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    Either you didn't install LogBlockQuestioner plugins, or it causes the crash, it that case open LB config and disable all questions.
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    Alright, i'll try that. Ty
    great plugin btw :)
    EDIT: Its no use :(
    I had the 1.01 version installed, so i updated Logblock and the questioner plugin, disabled all the questions in the config but it does the same...
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    Is there any error log in the console?
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    Tommy Jones

    I like what you've done with it, but did it really have to turn out so complicated ? :(
    Basically what I mean is:
    /lb player used to give you an automatic summary of that player (with radius if you wanted).. Now it just lists all the destructions or creations and doesn't give you the option to enter a radius.. It basically was all you'd need to hunt down a griefer and bring him to justice, now you have:
    • /lb area <radius> player <playername> to do a radius check on a single player
    • /lb lookup player <playername> sum blocks to do a summary
    I think this is too complicated for a novice user to fully understand and get to most out of this, wonderful, plugin..
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    Wrong, you can use a radius:
    /lb player <name> area <radius> sum b
    The old "/lb player name" you get with:
    /lb player <name> sum b
    All parameters can be combined:
    If that wasn't what you asked for, I didn't really get the question ...
    Or do you mean "/lb area <radius> sum p" ?
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    Tommy Jones

    oh, nevermind my post then :) that's great
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    That's the thing...
    When something odd happens i always check the console, if its not in the console i check in the Logs.
    But this time they show NOTHING... it's like the server freezes/crashes and doesn't have time to Log the problem.
    My server is on a Dedicated of a friend of mine so i have to use a SSH like PuTTY to run it and issue commands, but then when it happens, PuTTY crashes/freezes/loses connection at the same time...

    EDIT: Oh yea forgot to mention that everyone disconnects with a:

    "Internal Exception: Read Time Out"

    That's the only error i can get...

    EDIT: Another thing i found out. After i issued the rollback and the server crashes and i rerun it, the rollback DID complete...
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    Loving the new system! It takes a little bit to get used to but its so flexible =] Great job @DiddiZ
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    @Flatliner @Debilitation @Max Black
    About the radius/time restrictions:
    What would you prefer:
    1. A max sonfig for area and time and ignoreRestriction permissions
    2. A maxBlockchanges config and a permission to rollback unlimited blockchanges
    So restrict te parameters or the count of blockchanges?
    Second would be easier to implement, but I want to know which you find more useful :D
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    Either or is fine with me man, they both sound good.
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    i cant enable LogBlock!
    First i thought its because i forgot setting the host, then because the config.yml had not enough rights (now have 770). But i still get this error at serverstart:
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.init(
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.a(
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.e(
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.loadPlugins(
    at de.diddiz.LogBlock.LogBlock.onLoad(
    at de.diddiz.LogBlock.Config.( Error while writing to config.yml
    > 15:59:25 [SEVERE] [LogBlock] Error while loading: 
    edit: i forgot installing bukkitcontrib but i still cant enable LogBlock

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