Java.lang.System.setOut() Method


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Description

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

Declaration

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

public static void setOut(PrintStream out)

Parameters

  • out -- This is the standard 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 output stream.

Example

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

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;
import java.io.*;

public class SystemDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception
    
   // create file
   FileOutputStream f = new FileOutputStream("file.txt");
    
   System.setOut(new PrintStream(f));
        
   // this text will get redirected to file
   System.out.println("This is System class!!!");
   }
} 

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

This is System class!!!

java_lang_system.htm

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