Recording console window output to a text file?

This is a discussion on Recording console window output to a text file? within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I have a question about recording the output of a C++ win32 console application. I'm using visual C++ and would ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    5

    Wink Recording console window output to a text file?

    I have a question about recording the output of a C++ win32 console application.

    I'm using visual C++ and would like to know if there is a simple or standard way to record everything your program outputs in the console into a text file?

    Will I need to write functions to do the file handling, or is there already built in capability, or any existing code out there for handling this exact purpose?

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Vancouver
    Posts
    2,220
    start|run
    "c:\myprog.exe > c:\textfile.txt" w/o quotes

  3. #3
    Code Goddess Prelude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    9,796
    Open an output file, and mirror what you output to the screen with the same thing that outputs to the file:
    cout<< someVar <<"Text"<<endl;
    FOUT<< someVar <<"Text"<<endl;

    That's the easiest way, not elegant by any means but it works.

    -Prelude
    My best code is written with the delete key.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    5
    Thanks, thats just what I needed.

    Originally posted by Brian
    start|run
    "c:\myprog.exe > c:\textfile.txt" w/o quotes

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Just starting Windows Programming, School me!
    By Shamino in forum Windows Programming
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 02-22-2008, 08:14 AM
  2. My Window Class
    By Epo in forum Game Programming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-10-2005, 03:33 PM
  3. Ok, Structs, I need help I am not familiar with them
    By incognito in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-29-2002, 10:45 PM
  4. Outputting String arrays in windows
    By Xterria in forum Game Programming
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-13-2001, 07:35 PM
  5. Invoking MSWord
    By Donn in forum C Programming
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 09-08-2001, 05:08 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21