What is the use of printStackTrace() method in Java?

The printStackTrace() method is a method of the Throwable class (the parent class of Exception) that prints the stack trace of the exception to the standard error stream.

The stack trace is a list of the methods that were called leading up to the point where the exception was thrown. It can be useful for debugging purposes to see the sequence of method calls that led to the exception.

Here is an example of how to use the printStackTrace() method to print the stack trace of an exception:

try {
    // code that might throw an exception
} catch (Exception e) {

The printStackTrace() method is often used in catch blocks to print the stack trace of an exception to the console. This can help you to identify the root cause of the exception and fix the problem.

It is also possible to print the stack trace to a PrintStream or PrintWriter object, rather than the standard error stream. To do this, you can use the printStackTrace(PrintStream s) or printStackTrace(PrintWriter s) method, respectively.

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