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Elite: Dangerous journal file stuctures and parsers

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Elite: Dangerous Player Journal(s)

As documented in detail in the readthedocs.io reference, which is parsed from the official "Journal Manual", there are a number of files which the game itself updates and third-party tools consume. Most notable, EDDN syncs a subset of the game's journals from players running client tools like Elite: Dangerous Discovery or Elite: Dangerous Market Connector. See our eddn crate for more information.

Every Entry in the Elite Dangerous journal and status files will have at least the following fields:

  • timestamp
  • event

The parser matchs on the event to determine the rest of the fields in the object. Status files other than the main incremental journals each only contain a single event type, and are therefor not included in the broader entry::Event enum.


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