I'm trying to make selenium take the information that is in the console for my IDE and to save it as a dynamic file instead of it being overwritten.

This is currently what I use to find the console log which works well.

 LogEntries logEntries = driver.manage().logs().get(LogType.BROWSER);
 for (LogEntry entry : logEntries) {
     System.out.println(new Date(entry.getTimestamp()) + " " + entry.getLevel() + " " + entry.getMessage());

My IDE then saves the output to a file. However, I was wondering if there was some way to just take the information from the console into a new file each time? I've done this with screenshots, but not too sure about the console.

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One thing that could facilitate an answer is to know what is your IDE and if you can configure this behavior of saving in a file.

Considering you can programmatically set configurations of the name of this output file, to make it unique, you could append the time since epoch to its base name.

In Python:

import time
sec_epoch = int(time.time())

In Java:


If you can not configure the output file name, you could execute your commands from the terminal and save the content to a file using redirection.

  • Your comment actually worked and made me have another idea where I could just add "-${current_date}.txt" into the output file name which makes it dynamic now.
    – Christian
    Commented Nov 28, 2016 at 22:18

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