I don't have my notebook available for some days, hence I was trying to answer to a TeX.SE question using Overleaf.

I've realized, unfortunately, that Overleaf hasn't the most recent release of the packages (for example, biblatex).

I would like to see the versions used, adding \listfiles at the top of my code but it doesn't work.

\just to create an error and get the log on Overleaf 
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    You don't need an error in order for \listfiles doing its work.
    – egreg
    Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 8:43
  • @egreg I need an error to see the log on Overleaf (at least I don't know how to get it in another way :) )
    – CarLaTeX
    Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 8:46
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    A warning would also let you "open the log", so \ref{foo} ;-)
    – imnothere
    Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 8:54
  • @LianTzeLim Yes, of course, what I mean is that you don't get the log on Overleaf if your code ends OK.
    – CarLaTeX
    Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 8:56
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    (Overleaf co-founder here.) Thanks for the feedback! Agree that better log handling would be helpful. It's on our TODO list. Commented Dec 4, 2016 at 13:26

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This is quite a pain, but if you download a ZIP-file of the project, then you can choose Input and Output files. The .log file will be included in the ZIP when using that option.

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