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

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How to use a UNIX console app

I downloaded a port knocking script from http://www.zeroflux.org/projects/knock It downloaded a file knock, which is a Unix Executable File. When I double click on it, it runs the Terminal, where it ...
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Where is system.log located? (In the filesystem, outside of Console.app)

Where is the system.log file actually located? I know of course that I can view its contents in Console.app, but I just want to know where this text file is actually located. Or is it an almagamation ...
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How to use mouse click to open directory, file, or menu item in Midnight Commander?

I cannot click anything in Midnight Commander now. If I do it - it selects some area only.
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Strange QuickLook Error

I recently installed an SSD (m4 crucial latest firmware) with TRIM enabled on my late 2011 MBP 13". I did a clean install of Mountain Lion 10.8.1, enabled FileVault 2 and everything was working fine ...
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How do you prevent CodeRunner from prefixing its console output with [00m[00m[00m[00m[00m?

There seems to be a connection between CodeRunner's console output and your actual terminal prompt script, that is, if such prompt code is sourced from e.g. ~/.bash_profile (which CodeRunner reads by ...
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How to highlight errors and warnings on iTerm terminal output?

I am looking for a solution that would allow me to use color highlighting to a set of important output messages inside iTerm terminal application. Things to highlight: application logs file ...
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In terminal, running top, info extends past the view of the window

I assume this occurs in more terminal functions than just top. Is there a way to view the information without resizing the console window? I currently have my console window set to open at 80x24, ...
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Why are there mainly entries of already uninstalled programs in the Console?

When I look into Console (/Applications...), I see a lot of entries that talk about programs I have uninstalled a long time ago, for instance 01.08.12 10:31:29 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502[206 ...
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How to stop AppleIDAuthAgent flooding the console log with messages about expired apple id

After upgrading to Mountain Lion I have noticed this message being flooded into my system console: AppleIDAuthAgent[179]: SERVER Removing certificate for Apple ID "...@???.??" dsID="XXXXX" because it ...
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What is causing an error with getpwuid in Console, and how can I fix it?

I have opened the Console application to find the last error messages raised from the Apache server, and I found this entries, in the "All Messages" section (the default one selected when the Console ...
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Kernel SMC::smcReadKeyAction error

I just looked in the OS X Console, and noticed that there's a huge number of errors looking like this: 6/12/12 8:33:16.000 PM kernel: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) ...
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securityd goes nuts every 4 minutes & 30 seconds

securityd spams my console with the following : 19/04/2012 16:23:17.405 com.apple.securityd: Value of bTransmit: 00000001 repeated 563 times (after disabling the default mps_limit of 500). 4 ...
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How to launch a file in vifm

I installed vifm through macports. If I press enter on a file, it just opens it for editing. How can I launch a file with it's associated program? i.e. if I have a file highlighted, is there a key ...
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Many Applications accessing obsolete x509anchors

When I look into console.app I see that every 2 minutes one of the mac os programs (Safari, Mail, Keychain, Addressbook, WebProcess etc.) is giving an "Warning: accessing obsolete X509Anchors." error. ...
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starting mysql from the console and my.cnf

Is this possible to start mysql from the console. I tried with mysqld start but it fails to start, how to start it? I didn't find my.cnf in Mac, I wanted to change datadir settings, if there any ...
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How to fix message spam from usbmuxd in console (_SendDetachNotification/_SendAttachNotification)

My console is flooded with messages like these: 11.01.12 21:21:39,819 com.apple.usbmuxd: _SendDetachNotification (thread 0x7fff7f6cb960): sending detach for device ...
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mds error “No store registered for scope” for nonexistent volume

My system log is flooded with error messages like the following: mds: (Error) Server: No store registered for scope "/Volumes/Storage" The volume in the error was in use on a previous machine ...
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MacBook Pro freezes and shows console error messages

When I log in to my MacBook Pro (Mac OS X 10.5.8 w/ Intel 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, and 4 GB of DDR3 ram with a few bad sectors), it started entering my desktop but returned me to the log in screen. ...
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Is less(1) missing lesskey functionality?

less(1), the terminal file pager, seems to be missing lesskey(1) and the ability to rebind the keystrokes in less. The docs claim it's there, but it doesn't work. Am I crazy or is Apple's version of ...
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Addressing Console.app messages on badly installed and removed software

Ever since I upgraded to 10.7, my computer has been acting funny, I lost my PostgreSQL installation so tried to install it again using the postgres 9.1 dmg from the postgres website. The installation ...
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How to fix usbmuxd spam in console when iPhone is connected?

Since I've upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion (including the latest 10.7.1 update), my usbmuxd seems awfully chatty. This only happens when my iPhone is connected. It spams the following message at ...
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How to stop flood of Non-Local IPv6 events in my Console (system.log)?

For some reason, my Console is filling up with <8/15/11 6:47:12.000 PM kernel: IPv6 Non-Local address> messages. A quick Google doesn't tell me much and there's nothing on some of the usual ...
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Where does $LANG variable gets set in Mac OS X?

I've used wget for the first time after installing Lion OS X and I've noticed that wget got localized to my native language. Running set command in terminal showed that my LANG variable represents my ...
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I see thousands of these in my Console log

8/5/11 5:21:37 PM kernel FireWire GUID ffffffffffffffff is invalid! I have a Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo running Snow Leopard. Any suggestions?
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How do I execute command line scripts?

In Windows, I can create .bat files. I double click it and all lines are interpreted as if I had entered it into the console. In OS X, what file or program do I have to use? If I want write a file ...
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Growl notifications when a user logs in to Minecraft server?

Would love to be able to get a Growl notification when a user logs in to my (locally hosted) Minecraft server. I took a peek in the Console but it doesn't seem to record the logins, although my ...
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How can I make 'rm' move files to the trash can?

I use the terminal on a daily basis, I will often use rm DirectoryName, sometimes I get a little crazy and do rm * As you can imagine these shenanigans have sometimes come back and hit me in the ...
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Is it possible to use a serial terminal (e.g. VT420) with a modern Mac?

I've found lots of tutorials for using a Mac to control a serial device, but not the other way around. I've got a DEC VT520 terminal and a recent Mac Pro, is there a way (with a USB adapter) to get a ...
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Is there an OS X 'tail' tool that can monitor remote log files?

I am looking for a visual tail tool that can monitor several local or remote log files. Optional features that interest me: color highlight based on special words, filtering, notifications on new ...
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Prettify OS X console by coloring output?

OS X terminal is not using colors for highlighting output from different commands, for example ls. When compared with other systems like Ubuntu, this is a big loss of accessibility/productivity. ...
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Console.app bounces but does not start

In a (possibly related) recent question I outline some background to a decidedly unhealthy Mac Book Pro (patched up to date with the latest 10.6 updates). A suggestion was to try to see what clues ...
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How can I config my Mac to don't scape characters when I copy and paste some text on the console?

Is there anyway to config my Mac to don't scape characters when I copy and paste some text on the console? Could anybody help me? It is driving me crazy to erase all \ characters inserted after a ...
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MacUpdate check running every hour?

I have MacUpdate installed (which I got with their Spring Bundle). I noticed that it tries to check for updates every hour for some reason. The app itself is not running so it must be some agent or ...
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What is the difference between console.log and system.log?

I am checking system logs via the Console utility. I am wondering what the difference is between the console.log and system.log file?
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How to disable coalescing of log messages in OS X?

I've been using Console to debug some things on my Mac, and I keep seeing --- last message repeated one time --- in the log. Apparently it's not really essential, and you can turn it off on the ...
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Setting a custom log

I have to get all the chromium and firefox info logs out of /var/log/system.log and into a nice quiet /var/log/{chromium,firefox}.log. However I can neither recall or find how to set that in ...
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Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?

I'm at a bit of a loss about this. I'm running a big import in aperture, and it's causing my system to slow down to a complete crawl, basically rendering it unusable for anything, even browsing the ...
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Is there console mode in Mac OS X?

Is there something like Linux console in Mac OS X? Like "terminal", but without running graphics environment.