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How to redirect stdout / stderr in a windows service

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I have an existing application that needs to be run as a service. The application dumps some output on the console. I would like to redirect the output to a log file. Any idea how to do this in C#?
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Call your program like this:

myProg.exe > myLog.log
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Using C# you can do this with the process object. You can run the process and redirect it's standard error/output to a stream. You can then do whatever you want with the output.

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/ProcessStartDemo.aspx

and yes you can do this within a windows service.

Cheers,

Greg
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