The built-in OS X application for viewing log files generated by the system and by individual applications.

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Mac crashes on Security preferences pane

I restored my machine from Time Machine last night. Whenever I go on "System Preferences > Security", the Mac crashes. There is a com.apple.preference.security.remoteservice file. Additionally, ...
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Consistent Console error message: invalid signature for com.cisco.kext.acsock

I have Console open on my Mac (latest OS X El Capitan) and this error keeps reappearing a few times every second. 4/19/16 1:15:18.021 AM com.apple.kextd[47]: ERROR: invalid signature for ...
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How to logout from console and turn into login screen

Based on the link, I can login in console mode. And then I can ssh into it from another computer. If I want to log out the console back to the login screen how can I do that?
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Backup files in single user mode

My Mac crashed for any reason and I'm trying to backup all my files from single user mode. My idea is to backup all the files in an external drive and do a clean installation of the OS. I'm following ...
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Console Logs displays error in Keychain

Here is a log created in my Console. Mar 6 19:07:33 Prateeks-MacBook-Pro Safari[1875] <Error>: KeychainGetICDPStatus: keychain: -25300 Mar 6 19:07:33 Prateeks-MacBook-Pro Safari[1875] ...
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OS X El Capitan 10.11.3, need explanation of Console message

Can anyone give me an idea what exactly does this mean a message in my console: symptoms: -[NetworkAnalyticsEngine_writeJournalRecord:fromCellFingerprint:key:atL0I:ofKind:lqm:isFaulty Also this: ...
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“Console mode” crashed under Yosemite

I tried to enter the "console mode" in OS X 10.10.5. However, after some characters existed on the screen for about 1 second, the screen turned dark and nothing else happened. It must has been ...
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USB to Serial Adaptor works once for every reboot

Update#2, After testing with different console applications, I think the conclusion is GNU screen coming with Mac OS X 10.11.4 has a defect causing this issue. Hope some dev can see this and help ...
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Is there a good syslog viewer for mac?

I have many devices from which I want to get logs using a syslog server hosted on my iMac. To get in touch with logs and analyse them, I am looking for a good syslog viewer for mac which have the ...
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WWAN won't connect; “more than one interface matches usbmodem”

TL;DR: Network device is listed twice with the same hardware port name, so the internal method that's supposed to return a pointer to a network device by its name fails. This is why nothing related to ...
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Application tries to launch although it is deinstalled

In my console a message is occurring every 10 seconds. I think it's trying to launch a deinstalled application (NetDrive2): 18.12.15 23:55:40,047 com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: ...
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“Force Sticky Console”: Safari devtools shifts away from Console to DOM inspector on reload

When I'm working with the DevTools open, if I refresh the page, DevTools automatically switches to the DOM Inspector tab instead of staying on the console. Here's an animated GIF image to demonstrate ...
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What causes loginwindow USER_PROCESS/END_PROCESS entries in Console?

I've noticed a lot of this under my Console when I logged into my admin account tonight (I do regular internet stuff from the standard). Dec 2 21:25:41 [Name's]-MacBook-Pro loginwindow[1650]: ...
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How to read and interpret accountpolicy.log?

I noticed in my accountpolicy.log I have numerous entries that read, for example: 14:59:53 (68.82.1) AuthenticationAllowed completed: record "[name of my standard account]", result: Success (0). ...
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Simple Console Editor for OS X Terminal

I am looking for a simple console text editor for OS X to run in a terminal. I have used “Joe” for many years, and it’s very good, but I am looking for one that is simpler. In particular I would ...
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Why is my MacBook Pro (late 2013, Retina) crashing?

So...my Mac had a spinning beach ball of death (SBBOD), and has been having these about once a day for the past two weeks. :-( I manually turned off my computer (held power key), waited ~3 minutes, ...
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How can I stop callservicesd errors I find in Console?

I posted this to some other forum and found no luck. I'm learning Terminal, coding, and scripting. Every so often I check my Console just to see what's up. (Often I don't understand it all, but it's ...
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Issue with my launchpad on MBP Retina 13"

I've got one annoying problem with my launchpad icon. Today i was downloading xcode and i stopped it over the time, because it was already installed in the finder. Can I reset the launchpad over my ...
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Am I being hacked?

I've had several devices wiped because of a very clever/annoying person who won't leave me alone (electronically). I'm starting to become suspicious of my brand new Macbook Pro 13" purchased from ...
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Console.app needs color themes

Black text on white background hurts the eyes while perusing logs in Console.app. There used to be some hacks like this to change the colors of the display in Console.app. But those hacks apparently ...
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Mac Book Pro Retina reboot itself many time

My Mac Book Pro Retina Display reboot itself 5 times in less than 30 mins. When I boot it back up, I saw a dialog box and when click on Show Details, I got this error : Anonymous UUID: ...
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launchagent logs warning/error into console

I have a launch agent that I created several years ago to set a random signature both in a .signature and in Mail.app. It does nothing complicated and has hummed along through several OS X versions. ...
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Why I'm getting this message: “Interface cannot be used (error 229)”

I've plugged an USB NFC/RFID reader, model ACR112U-A9 provided by ACS Ltd. Although it is plugged I can't read anything and I keep getting this logs in console: 09/06/15 14:13:00,901 ...
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Formatting logs in OS X Console

We have logs from an application that are formatted as JSON. Normally they are sent to a central logging tool like LogStash. On the terminal, we can read them using a tool like jq. But if I attach a ...
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OS X: frequent discoveryd warnings in console

Here's an example from the console log: 29.05.15 09:27:23,475 discoveryd[89]: Basic Warn DD_Warn: Bad count; corrupt TXT RDATA I'm trying to find the cause of some frequent slowness on my iMac so ...
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Log keeps displaying the same error message at a rate of ~5 per second

For some reason, I keep getting this message 5 times on the console every second (approximately): mdworker[56948]: (Warning) Import: Bad path: What does this mean? What are the symptoms of this? ...
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Safari inspector/console shows error icon, but does not print anything

I am creating a webpage, so sometimes I need to debug. Safari console works fine, but sometimes I get an error with no information. I just see this: But nothing in the console. If I try the same in ...
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Fix AppleSpell Console Errors once and for all?

I have 3 macs that all produce this error repeatedly in the console, and I cant figure out the root cause of it. It leads to various system stalls and memory issues. (Currently troubleshooting on ...
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How do I make the Console app reappear after deleting Everything? OS X Yosemite

I deleted every file that was contained in the console's logs listing of my Macbook Pro 15, including the "All messages,". Now when I click to open the app, the program opens but no GUI will load. ...
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Could the Java Updater (com.oracle.java.Java-Updater) be the source of all my kernel panics?

In the past few months I've been getting more kernel panics than usual. This is on my late 2012 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac Mini, running OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.2.2) with 16 GB of RAM. Looking at the ...
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How to know if (and when) a shutdown occurred due to power outage

I have a Mac in a remote location that operates as a server. It's configured (from Energy Management) to automatically power up in case of blackout as the power comes back. How can I tell if a power ...
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Using Console.app - how to find disk force eject logs?

I've been having a number of issues with external disks force unmounting (most often while waking from sleep). Where can I look in Console.app to track down the potential issue?
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Unable to load nib file MainMenu - *Please help*

Please help me, as I am desperate at the moment. I have a Mac with Yosemite (don't remember the exact version) I used Clean My Mac today, but it broke something; after using it, I can't open most of ...
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Is there any way of Filtering out messages from OS X system log?

Is there any way of Filtering out messages from OS X system log? I am looking through the log on an old MacBook running Lion. This has an error message every 10 seconds from an obsolete service: ...
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dnsextd messages in console

I'm running OS X 10.10.1 and keep getting thousands of lines like the following in the system console log. 12/16/14 2:57:02.937 PM dnsextd[9384]: ConnectToServer - 10 failed attempts. Aborting. ...
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Why doesn't mobile Safari have a JavaScript console?

My question is fairly simple, seeing as iPod has full support for executing JavaScript (proven my bookmarklets (See below) why doesn't it have a "dev tools" option, or at least a JS console? Is there ...
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Hanging / wakeup error using Login: >console

I bought a MBP in the last few weeks, and when using the console accessed by logging in as ">console", there is a ~5 second hang whenever I try to type, and at the end of each hang it prints The ...
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How to find recently connected external disks?

Bit of an emergency so any help really appreciated. I am trying to work out whether or not the there is a way for me to see the details (specifically names) of external drives that have been ...
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Console log flooded with “VMware Fusion Start Menu … : assertion failed: …”

I get tons of messages of this style in my console log: 08.12.14 11:03:41,045 VMware Fusion Start Menu[444]: assertion failed: 14B25: libxpc.dylib + 40320 [9437C02E-A07B-38C8-91CB-299FAA63083D]: 0x13 ...
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Console log flooded with “discoveryd: Basic Warn DD_Warn: Bad count; corrupt NSEC RDATA”

My console log is flooded with the message discoveryd[51]: Basic Warn DD_Warn: Bad count; corrupt NSEC RDATA They appear in bunches of many identical messages within only a few seconds, separated ...
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How to disable logging to system.log in OS X?

During my time with Yosemite, I've had an innocuous issue that gets logged to system.log non-stop. This question is not about solving the issue. I'd like to stop the chatter, because they're writes ...
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Strange message in console about _DirtyJetsamMemoryLimit key

This message is always displayed in the console log at regular intervals. com.apple.xpc.launched: (comm.apple.imFoundation.IMRemoteURLConnectionAgent) the _DirtyJetsamMemoryLimit key is not available ...
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Console.log filled with “stopping Handoff advertising”

My console.log is filled with "stopping Handoff advertising" messages, I counted 29 in the last 3 minutes. I also get the occasional: 10/24/14 01:21:35.089 lsuseractivityd[245]: ...
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Is there a log file for App Nap?

I use a piece of specialty software that seems to be dealing badly with App Nap. Is there a way to retroactively list when App Nap acted on a specific process? The Console log shows symptoms ...
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Process (fmfd) spamming my console with sandbox denies

Since installing OSX 10.10 (Yosemite), my console is full of error messages regarding fmfd, like fmfd(384) deny file-read-metadata /Volumes/Macintosh HD This happens mostly at startup and when ...
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Mac wakes up from sleep every two hours on Mac OS X Yosemite

Since upgrading to the first stable release of Mac OS X Yosemite a few days ago, my Mac Mini wakes up roughly every two hours from sleep for about a minute, then goes back to sleep. This is ...
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Looking for Logs information [closed]

I'm trying to find information on general troubleshooting for the Mac including digging into the Log files, but I can't find any comprehensive info online. What I'm looking for is general high level ...
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Is there a way to permanently affix the error console in Safari?

I would like the developer console to be a permanent fixture in my Safari. Having to hit cmd+opt+C every time I open a new tab is getting old. Rather than using cmd+opt+C to unhide the dev console it ...
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Does exists some console utility for keyboard layout switching in Mac OS X?

For example, there is xkb-switch on Linux. Is there some analog in Mac OS X? I googled but found nothing. Yes I know about AppleScript but it doesn't fit to my purposes.
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CoreAudio, SandBox & Kernel Errors

My console is littered with coreaudio errors. Will trashing the listed components, solve the problem? These are all of the logs that mention the word 'region':