Java.lang.System.setErr() Method

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Description

The java.lang.System.setErr() method reassigns the "standard" error output stream.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.System.setErr() method

public static void setErr(PrintStream err)

Parameters

  • err -- This is the new standard error output stream.

Return Value

This method does not return any value.

Exception

  • SecurityException -- if a security manager exists and its checkPermission method doesn't allow reassigning of the standard error output stream.

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.System.setErr() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class SystemDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {

     // create a file
     FileOutputStream f = new FileOutputStream("file.txt");
        
     System.setErr(new PrintStream(f));
     // redirect the output
     System.err.println("This will get redirected to file");
   }
} 

Let us assume we have a text file file.txt which gets generated as an output for our example program.The file content consist of:

This will get redirected to file



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