How to read FrostWire’s Executable stdout output

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If you sudo lsof -n | grep FrostWire | grep "/dev/null" on a Mac to see where the stdout is going to, you will see that FrostWire’s console output is going to /dev/null, and redirecting a process output in OSX isn’t something at least we could find was easy to do as in Linux, where several developers have created utilities for this purpose.

Luckily, if you run the Mac FrostWire executable manually on your terminal, you will be able to see the stdout output being redirected to your terminal window (e.g. /dev/ttys004)

So simply do the following if you’d like to read the  stdout output.

1. Open Terminal

2. cd /Applications/FrostWire.app/Contents/MacOS (or wherever else you may have dropped the FrostWire.app)

3. ./FrostWire

Listo! you should now be reading FrostWire’s stdout output.

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