Writing the Kafka consumer output to a file

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I want to write the messages which I am consuming using console consumer to a text file which I can keep for the future reference. Can anyone tell me how to do that?

Jul 10, 2018 in Apache Kafka by coldcode
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10 answers to this question.

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Use the pipe operator when you are running the console consumer. It will log all the messages which are getting consumed, to a file.

kafka-console-producer.sh --broker-list localhost:9092 --topic Topic < abc.txt


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Thanks.

answered Jul 10, 2018 by Shubham
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Isn't that backward?  The question is about outputting consumer messages to a text file. 

kafka-console-producer.sh --broker-list localhost:9092 --topic Topic < abc.txt

That line is a producer loading the events from a file.

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You can use a simple > for this:

kafka-console-consumer > file.txt
answered Dec 7, 2018 by Sachin
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System.out.println(String.valueOf(output.offset()) + ": " + new String(bytes, "UTF-8"));
outputmessage += new String(bytes, "UTF-8")+"\n";

writeDataToFile(outputmessage);

answered Dec 7, 2018 by Harsh
Can you plz ping me the full code , Im in learning of kafka
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$KAFKA_HOME/bin/connect-standalone.sh my-standalone.properties my-file.properties
answered Dec 7, 2018 by Ilegar
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tail -n0 -F my_file.txt | kafka-console-producer.sh --broker-list localhost:9092 --topic my_topic
answered Dec 7, 2018 by anonymous
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echo "message goes here" | kafka-console-consumer.sh --broker-list localhost:9092 --topic my_topic
answered Dec 7, 2018 by Raga
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answered Dec 7, 2018 by Aslam
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You can create topic and then cat it to output file:

bin/kafka-topics.sh --create --zookeeper localhost:2181 --replication-factor 3 
-partitions 1 --topic topic-name
answered Dec 7, 2018 by Logita
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bin/kafka-console-producer.sh --broker-list localhost:9092 --topic Multibrokerapplication > output.txt
answered Dec 7, 2018 by Samanth
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answered Dec 7, 2018 by Renku

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