What is the process to redirect stderr and stdout to a file in Playwright with a custom browser binary path?


Capturing Output to a File with a Custom Browser Binary Path in Playwright

First, you need to specify the custom browser binary path. Use the executablePath option when launching the browser. This allows you to run a specific browser executable instead of the bundled one. Here's how to do it:

const { chromium } = require('@playwright/test');

async function captureOutputToFile() {
  const browser = await chromium.launch({
    executablePath: 'https://ray.run/path/to/custom/browser',

  // Your code here...

  await browser.close();


Next, you'll want to capture stderr and stdout output and redirect them to a file. You can do this using shell redirection operators when running your script. For example:

node my_script.js > output.txt

The > operator overwrites any existing content in output.txt, while >> appends new content. To capture both stderr and stdout into separate files, use different operators for each stream:

node my_script.js > stdout.txt 2> stderr.txt

If you want both streams combined into one file while preserving their order, use:

node my_script.js > combined_output.txt 2>&1

Remember to replace my_script.js with the name of your Playwright script. Now you're all set to capture stderr and stdout output to a file using a custom browser binary path in Playwright!


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