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

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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 log error level, coloring for special words, ...
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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.