Log Command Window Output Command

Copies all input and output from the Command window into a file.

Tools.LogCommandWindowOutput [filename] [/on|/off] [/overwrite]


Optional. The name of the log file. By default, the file is created in the user's profile folder. If the file name already exists, the log is appended to the end of the existing file. If no file is specified, the last file specified is used. If no previous file exists, a default log file is created, called cmdline.log.
Tip   To change the location where the log file is saved, enter the full path of the file, surrounded by quotation marks if the path contains any spaces.


Optional. Starts the log for the Command window in the specified file and appends the file with the new information.
Optional. Stops the log for the Command window.
Optional. If the file specified in the filename argument matches an existing file, the file is overwritten.


If no file is specified, the file cmdline.log is created by default.

By default, the alias for this command is Log.


This example creates a new log file, cmdlog, and starts the command log.

>Tools.LogCommandWindowOutput cmdlog

This example stops logging commands.

>Tools.LogCommandWindowOutput /off

This example resumes the logging of commands in the previously used log file.

>Tools.LogCommandWindowOutput /on

See Also

Visual Studio Commands with Arguments | Command Window | Find/Command Box | Pre-defined Visual Studio Command Aliases