[garbage-collection] How to redirect verbose garbage collection output to a file?



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If in addition you want to pipe the output to a separate file, you can do:

On a Sun JVM:

-Xloggc:C:\whereever\jvm.log -verbose:gc -XX:+PrintGCDateStamps

ON an IBM JVM:

-Xverbosegclog:C:\whereever\jvm.log 
Question

How do I redirect verbose garbage collection output to a file? Sun’s website shows an example for Unix but it doesn't work for Windows.




Java 9 & Unified JVM Logging

JEP 158 introduces a common logging system for all components of the JVM which will change (and IMO simplify) how logging works with GC. JEP 158 added a new command-line option to control logging from all components of the JVM:

-Xlog

For example, the following option:

-Xlog:gc

will log messages tagged with gc tag using info level to stdout. Or this one:

-Xlog:gc=debug:file=gc.txt:none

would log messages tagged with gc tag using debug level to a file called gc.txt with no decorations. For more detailed discussion, you can checkout the examples in the JEP page.




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