How to save IntelliJ IDE Console logs to external log file


IntelliJ IDEA IDE is very popular these days among Java, J2EE, and Python programmers and yes it is the default IDE or Android Programming (Andriod Studio).

At times when you run an application the logs are very overwhelming so it becomes difficult to search or debug an error stack trace or specific log you are interested in.

If you want to save the console (or logCat) logs to an external file you can follow the below steps,

  1. Goto Run Configuration, or Debug Configuration,
  2. Now Click on the Logs tab,
  3. Now Click checkbox "Save console output to file"
  4. Select Folder and File name where you want to output the logs.
  5. Click Apply
  6. Click OK to close

Now when you run your App, your logs should get saved to the external text/log file.