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Bug 72645 - Redirect Output to File in NetBeans IDE 5.0
Summary: Redirect Output to File in NetBeans IDE 5.0
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Output Window (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Jaroslav Havlin
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-02-14 11:29 UTC by aidann
Modified: 2011-09-01 16:13 UTC (History)
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Description aidann 2006-02-14 11:29:47 UTC
Hi everybody.

As a former user of NetBeans IDE 3.5.1, I was used to set 'Redirect Output to
File' option to true and 'Redirection Directory' option to some directory
located in my hard drive.

But I'm not able to find those options in NetBeans IDE 5.0. Have they been
eliminated because of the 'Too many options' issue? Is there any way of
automatically redirecting output to file in this version?

Thanks in advance
Comment 1 Milos Kleint 2006-02-20 07:42:05 UTC
not a defect, sorry. 
The output window was reimplemeted for 4.0 I believe. And this feature was not
included. You can however save the output window content explicitly  via Save
As.. popup menu action.
Comment 2 Jesse Glick 2006-08-08 17:30:20 UTC
Probably WONTFIX?
Comment 3 Milos Kleint 2006-08-09 06:52:07 UTC
probably yes. I don't see any added value from adding "redirect stream" next to
the existing "save as" action. please reopen if you disagree.
Comment 4 captainpinko 2009-04-06 10:40:49 UTC
I believe the value is that you can have your debugging info sent to a file. If this is a long running process then this
is beneficial. I have been using println() statements for short debugging runs. Now I need to leave my program running
for several hours maybe an entire day, it would be nice to know that it is being written to a file so that should
something crash I will still have some data to look at. Writing this could to write to file instead of stdout would be a