# How can I direct MSBUILD output to a file?

For statistic reasons I would like to direct the output of MSBUILD to a text file.
On command line level, this can be done using output redirection:

`msbuild example.dproj > mymsbuild.log`

Is there a way to do this in a MSBUILD stage in Continua CI? I tried with “Extra parameters” in the MSBUILD Action Options page, but this causes an error (“error MSB1008”)

Regards
Michael

Hi Michael,

You can use the `-fileLogger` parameter in the `Extra Parameters` field to write the MSBuild output to a file.

e.g.

``````-fileLogger -fileLoggerParameters:logfile=\$Workspace\$\Output\MSBuildOutput.log;verbosity=diagnostic
``````
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