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

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Stop Console.app from auto-scrolling while I'm reading a log

When using Apple’s Console.app to read logs, the window automatically scrolls to the bottom when a new entry is posted to the log. But I'm trying to read something in the middle of the log. Is there ...
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IOSurface seed changed errors while Safari is running after updating to 10.9.4

I only updated to 10.9.4 last week, and ever since my system.log has been filling up with IOSurface errors whenever Safari is running - with the number of errors per second roughly equal to the number ...
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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 to backup Console logs?

I'd like to make backup of some specific console logs. How do I find the location of a specific Console log file on my Mac to copy as back up?
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Is there an audio driver log?

I want to find out what applications accessed the audio driver in the past 20 minutes. (For context, strange music I don't own, almost like an electronic jingle, started playing spontaneously and ...
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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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Attempting to setup Exchange account in System Preferences causes crash

I have two computers both installed with OSX 10.9.2 and on one computer I did this with no problem what so ever but on the other computer, when I attempt to setup my Exchange account in the System ...
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How can I get rid of this Symantec-related error message in console?

I was forced by my company to un-install Synamtec Antivirus on a machine running OS X 10.6.8. Unfortunately, the person who uninstalled Symantec didn't know how to thoroughly get rid of the program. ...
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Unrecognized leaf certificate

Every 15 minutes or so I get this message in my Console(system.log file) Apr 25 22:05:36 Ivans-MacBook-Pro.local apsd[194]: Unrecognized leaf certificate apsd - Apple Push notification Service ...
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apache on OSX 10.8 not starting

I had Apache working on my 10.8 MPBR. I haven't used it for a few weeks, and now it doesn't seem to start. I get nothing in /private/var/log/apache2. Nothing, meaning no logging at all, error or ...
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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 messages “warning: we're on the slow path” from syncdefaultsd

My MacBook (Mid-2010 model) has been sluggish lately and so I decided to check the console to see what was going on. Here is what I found, multiple times: 4/15/14 9:52:55.488 PM syncdefaultsd[20962]: ...
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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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Following OSX 10.9 upgrade, Console App won't tail after waking from sleep

I use Console.App to tail log files. However, after upgrading to Mavericks, once my MBP wakes from sleep, the app won't refresh automatically. It works fine when I first launch the app. If I click ...
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Play a sound when another application outputs to console

I currently have a program that I can't get the source-code to so I'm trying to find another way to do what I need. I was thinking of having an applescript just constantly listening to console and ...
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Errorr kernel SMC::smcReadKeyAction in Console

I have OSX 10.9 Maverics on my iMac and I got this message (in Console) every few seconds: kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR TH0P kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff802af9b000 ...
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Error in logs: kernel[0]: Validation failed, dataSuffix

I've the following errors in my system logs when running Pages (or any iWork app): Aug 4 19:01:09 kernel[0]: Validation failed, dataSuffix: Aug 4 19:01:09 kernel[0]: b9 d5 6f e2 28 3e b9 48 82 12 ...
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Homebrew php-fpm caused some crash logs on Console.app

I recently opened up Console.app application and saw there're a bunch of crash logs by PHP-FPM, which was installed with PHP from homebrew-php. The log files have something like in this paste: ...
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Why the command line does not respect the PATH order on OS X?

I added an ssh command inside ~/bin/ssh and modified the PATH to include it, before other paths. When I do run which ssh it will respond with ~/bin/ssh but when I do run ssh it will just execute the ...
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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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OS X Mavericks wakes my Mac from sleep every hour or so

Ever since upgrading to Mavericks, it looks like my Mac Mini wakes from sleep about once an hour or so. In the Console, I get the following message: Oct 30 02:12:06 gary-mac WindowServer[93]: ...
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“IOSurface seed changed” warnings in console

In Console.app, in the System logging section, I'm seeing messages like this, at a rate of roughly one per second: 19:09:38 kernel: Warning: IOSurface 00000236 seed changed while owned by an ...
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All files in Finder show 'Date Modified' with correct days but always the same hour: 19:08

When I open a Finder window, all the file timestamps show the same hour, 19:08. The dates change, but the hour stays constant. This is also the case for time/dates shown in the Console. The Clock on ...
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Mac wakes up from sleep every night and then goes back to sleep immediately

I've had my Mac Mini for about six months now. Every night, I put it to Sleep rather than shutting it down. Since about two weeks ago, the Mac Mini wakes up from sleep around 1 to 3 am, once a night, ...
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Console reports “sandboxd deny mach-lookup” … Should I modify system.sb?

I'm getting two errors in the console at the same time TimeMachine is running and taking FOREVER to make any progress. 1/4/13 9:41:38.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(5838) deny mach-lookup ...
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What does the undocumented switch, -t, do for the mdutil utility?

In the process of troubleshooting why my Time Machine was not completing and hadn't finished backing up since 4PM today - It's now 11:49PM -, I saw two console suspicious log entries as follows (btw: ...
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Multiple recurring log messages in Console. How to diagnose and correct?

I'm trying to clean up my Mac a bit, and in doing so I noticed a few repeating error messages in the console. The first goes off every couple of minutes: coreaudiod[12074]: Disabled automatic stack ...
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Does Console.app also log passwords?

I'm a newb of OS X (or any flavor of *Nix for that matter) so this came to mind lately.. As the Console.app logs every single process that's running, does to also mean passwords & such are also ...
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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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Every second in my log: “md5: BUG in libdispatch …”

I checked my log yesterday for an issue not related to this one and saw that aprox. every second I get a message like this: Sep 6 10:54:32 my-mac.local md5[2257]: BUG in libdispatch: 12E55 - 1879 - ...
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Can ThreadSafe errors for ScriptingAdditions be eliminated without deleting the addition files?

I've the following errors in my system log when running e.g. Pages: Aug 4 19:06:50 Pages[9751]: Performance: Please update this scripting addition to supply a value for ThreadSafe for each event ...
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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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Odd Console error messages with mdworker — 10.7

Every ten seconds, a new variation on the following error messages show up in my Console: 7/24/13 12:38:20.280 PM mdworker: (Error) Import: import worker will not import on behalf of root user. ...
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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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Console reporting “Deprecated” in 10.8.x

Not that i know what it is but would like to fix it anyway! My Console shows this...but to my knowledge my MBA 10.8.4 is working fine ? 6/23/13 11:35:31.952 AM System Preferences[3575]: * ...
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wifi.log disappeared?

I had some trouble with my wifi connection so I figured, I could switch on logging for airport via sudo /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport debug ...
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Show When Applications Were Opened and Closed

I'd like to be able to see a list of applications that were recently opened and quitted on a per user basis. Ex: 19:25:34 Google Chrome Canary opened by John Smith 20:45:32 Pages quitted by Julie ...
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Cursor does not go begining of the line

Hello I am trying to go begining of the line. neither left arrow key or ctrl + a lets me do it. everytime it keeps couple letters on the right. however its a visual bug my cursor is actually in the ...
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>console login - changing the screen size

so when I log into the terminal from my login screen (by typing >console as username), I get logged in to the terminal. However, when I try to use vim or anything useful, it only takes up around 1/4 ...
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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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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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Monitor Console.app for a string and notify when found

Is it possible to monitor all messages in Console.app for a string and then notify the user when this string occurs? I have the problem that I'm getting disk I/O errors and I suspect that it's not a ...
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Why is it important to keep lots of freespace on OSX? What is the impact?

I have a 500GB drive and have less than 50 GB free. Console is reporting several interesting errors saying I'm too low on space and it's cleaning up "stuff" 1/6/13 4:49:51.475 PM ...
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How to start preview from command line and get back to the terminal when I press ESC?

I do want to add file view support for media files to midnight commander and I something that can be called form the command line that would start preview but that will return to my terminal when I ...
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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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Using PdfLatex in OS X?

This thread here mentions MacTex but it is 2 GB in size and I am trying to find something as small as Apple's open command for modularized preview. How can I get something like pdflatex in OS X? ...
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Where is USB -stick automounted in OSX? Not /media/usb/something like in Ubuntu

Ubuntu automounts USB -fs to /media/usb/something. How is this in OSX? I cannot find anything in /media below.
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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 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 ...