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Want to see tomcat console

sachin pachpute
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Joined: Nov 04, 2004
Posts: 38

Tomcat is already running on my machine but DOS window is closed, so I can not see "Systen.out.print" statements printed by application on tomcat console. I want to see output on Dos tomcat console. Can you help me in this.

Even if I run Tomcat.exe, it is getting closed automatically.
[ January 10, 2007: Message edited by: sachin pachpute ]
Jan Groth
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Joined: Feb 03, 2004
Posts: 456
start it from the command line, not through the windows explorer.
Aitor Imaz

Joined: Jan 30, 2005
Posts: 8
Look for the stdout.log file on the log folder. You should be able to see the console output there.
SriSai satish kumar

Joined: Mar 04, 2006
Posts: 2
I have installed tomcat and just stared learing Servlets . My Hello World Application went fine and the tomcat is running fine. BUt i am unable to see the messages which i have included in my ( BY System.out.println()) are not coming in the tomcat console.

Please let me know do i need to change some config files ( .xml) to be able to see the print messages in tomcat console.

Thank you,
Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Originally posted by Aitor Imaz:
Look for the stdout.log file on the log folder. You should be able to see the console output there.

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Bill Rogers

Joined: May 12, 2007
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I have started using Tomcat 5.5 and Tomcat 6 (default installation) and was previously a user of Tomcat 3,4,5. I am using a tag library that writes log messages to System.out that I need to see. These have moved around over the years, but most recently (Tomcat 5) they were in catalina.out. They no longer appear anywhere. There is no stdout.log file on my computer(s) at all. Any idea how I can get them to reappear?
Rajasekhar Pentakota
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Joined: Aug 28, 2007
Posts: 38


To enable tomcat logs under tomcat/logs folder do the following steps

1) Go to Catalina.bat and find the following line
set JAVA_OPTS=%JAVA_OPTS% -Djava.util.logging.manager=org.apache.juli.ClassLoaderLogManager

Uncomment this line and save the file. Now run the startup.bat. Now its possible to view the log files.

Hope this serves the purpose.

Joe Ess

Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 9168

Rajasekhar, please don't Wake The Zombies. This topic is nearly 2 years old and I really doubt the original poster is hanging around hoping for an answer.

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Rajasekhar Pentakota
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Joined: Aug 28, 2007
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Hi Joe

I understand your concern. Rules can be broken for the sake of Others. I thread seems incomplete so I made it complete with useful answer. When anyone watchs this forum for solution it might help.

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