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November 25th, 2013, 07:25 AM
Hi everyone!

I am developing a socket server in Java that will run in a remote machine.

Now I am testing in my local machine so when my Java program crashes I can see the log error in Eclipse. But in the remote machine I will not be able see the log.

Can I configure in Java a log file?? so when my program crashes the log file contains a description of the error. That way, I can see that log file in the remote machine.

Thank you very much!!

November 25th, 2013, 09:52 AM
The usually way to log things in Java (especially in servers) is to use the log4J toolbox from Apache. You can even have it catch stdout/stderr, see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8489551/logging-error-to-stderr-and-debug-info-to-stdout-with-log4j

Normally, you code should be running inside a try/catch block so you catch errors and display relevant info in case of errors...