Where does node.js store logs?

Better Stack Team
Updated on November 16, 2022

Node.js doesn’t store logs in the file. Logs are printed into the STDERR and output is printed into the STDOUT.

However, you can change that when you runt the javascript code from the shell and redirect the error output and standard output to separate files:

node my_app.js > my_app_log.log 2> my_app_err.log

Alternatively (recommended), you can add logging inside your application either manually or with one of the many log libraries:

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