user1129812 user1129812 - 2 months ago 35
C++ Question

Is "std::cout" usable in Android-ndk

In Android-ndk, we could use "__android_log_write", "__android_log_print", ... etc to output messages to the "LogCat" window. How about if I use "std::cout" to output some strings ? E.g.

std::cout << "some strings" << std::endl;

Where would the strings be sent.

It seems that Android does not have Console Applications and the above strings may not be sent. Could I redirect the "stdout" to a file so that sending strings to "std::cout" is equivalent to logging messages ?


According to the Android documentation, stdout & stderr output to /dev/null. You can use the Android Debug Bridge to achieve what you want.

By default, the Android system sends stdout and stderr (System.out and System.err) output to /dev/null. In processes that run the Dalvik VM, you can have the system write a copy of the output to the log file. In this case, the system writes the messages to the log using the log tags stdout and stderr, both with priority I. To route the output in this way, you stop a running emulator/device instance and then use the shell command setprop to enable the redirection of output. Here's how you do it:

$ adb shell stop
$ adb shell setprop log.redirect-stdio true
$ adb shell start

The system retains this setting until you terminate the emulator/device instance. To use the setting as a default on the emulator/device instance, you can add an entry to /data/local.prop on the device.