I'm pretty sure that the "console" referred to in the tab you mentioned is Eclipse's console, not a Console object, which has only been around since 1.6. I also understand that some IDE's use a background Thread for it, which is incompatible with System.console().
My suggestion: look at the example code in the java.io.Console docs, and use that; and if it doesn't work in Eclipse, try running your program from the command line instead.
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If I create runnable jar, it printf() OK, but with Eclipse IDE is java.lang.NullPointerException How to write common code - System.console() for outside Eclipse and Eclispe console for inside IDE?