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how to redirect System.err to file

Rashmi Verma

Joined: May 15, 2005
Posts: 20
Hi all,

I am working with Tomcat 5.0 and want to redirect all the System.err and System.out from console to a file so that the console will always be clear . Please suggest a way to do it , i have tried out by changing the logger tags also but it dint helped

thanks in advance


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Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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If your app is writing to System.out and System.err, you'd be best served to change that to using a logging package. The java.util.logging package is readily available in the standard packages, or the popular and powerful Log4J package can be easily added.

Either will give you more control over where your messages get written.

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