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How Can I Log Crontab File Writes

I'm looking for a way to log crontab file writes. A friend of mine pranked me, and did something that occasionally adds */5 * * * * say "deranged" "The current time is `date`" I haven't been able to ...
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Tool to monitor home network traffic & stats?

I have a home network with several users, using both LAN & Wifi. I have a Billion 7800N router which is also my ADSl2 modem. Is there a tool or something I can use that monitors all traffic going ...
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Monitor hard drive usage history?

On Mavericks, is there a way to know about hard drive use history? To be clear, I do not only want to know how much space I am using on my hard drive, but to have a history of the evolution of the ...
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Possible to monitor URLs an application is connecting to?

I'm relatively new to the wondrous world of Apple and Mac OS X so please bear with me.. I have an application which I would like to see which URLs it is "connecting" or "communicating" with. Is that ...
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browser extension recommendation for low speed high latency service

I'm on a satellite like. The minimum latency for a round trip packet is 700 ms. I've seen it take as much as 10,000 ms. If I have a single browser window open and type 1 character into a search ...
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Chrome Page Monitor equivalent for ipad

Is there an equivalent to Page Monitor or an app for iOS? Using ipad 4
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How to log system activity the whole day

How can I log my Macs system activity the whole day (on OS X Mavericks)? E.g. memory and CPU usage? Update I tried OsTrack, but it crashes all the time.
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Ridiculously high CPU temperature and fan speeds on MacBook Pro Retina, late 2013

The temperatures on my CPU cores spike up for no reason sometimes. This bumps my fan speeds to run near 6000 rpm, which is extremely loud. I know this is not normal because my previous Retina MacBook ...
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how to know how much data your mac uploaded in a certain time [duplicate]

I'm working in a shared office space.. and i'm been accused that my laptop is the one that's responsible for uploading (uploading, not downloading) a lot of data in specific periods of time (ie you ...
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Monitor if users accessed my Mac when sharing was open to all?

I had opened sharing to everyone on my Mac as a "temporary" experiment to exchange files with another Mac. I forgot, and later that night when I went to shut down, the Mac reported that 2 users were ...
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Monitoring a file in real time

I need a text file monitored in a way that the contents stay updated in a window on my screen - the contents of the text file will keep changing periodically and I want the display to update the ...
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Is there a network usage utility that shows data usage by network connection

I use my Mountain Lion MacBook Air to connect to the internet using various methods. At home, I use my wired connection, which does not have a cap. Sometimes though, I connect via my iPad, which uses ...
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Is there a way to monitor what data is displayed on iPad/iPhone

My company has an iPad/iPhone app which shows news, blogs, videos and various articles. This data is obtained from a rss feed. Additionally it also shows a lot of stock market data. My question is, is ...
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How to monitor network traffic on a router from a Mac?

A company have a High Speed internet connection (30 MB/s) witch is enough for 10-15 computer. But for a week, there is almost no bandwidth "left" just taking the email take a long time or failed. ...
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How to monitor logins to Screen Sharing and SSH?

Not trusting anyone, not even my own firewalls and other measures against invasive hackers, I like to be able to monitor any successful login to my OS X systems (e.g. by instantly sending an email to ...
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How do I monitor the total physical and virtual memory usage of a process and all of its descendants?

From the command line, how would I get the total physical and virtual memory usage of a process and all of its descendants (not just 1st-level children)? This is useful when you want to monitor the ...
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Monitoring tool for several Macs on a network?

Is there a tool like iStats Menu 3 which could show me the same kind of information (hard drive statistics, sensors state, network usage) for every machine running OS X on my network? Or even better, ...
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Can I get the CPU temperature and fan speed from the command line in OS X?

Is there a command I can run from the command line in OS X to get the current CPU temperature and/or the fan speed(s)? To be more specific, I'd like to be able to get the same info available in the ...
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Can I get S.M.A.R.T. support on external hard drives?

Disk Utility reports the S.M.A.R.T. Status as not verified for external disks, and by default Mac OS X only seems able to access S.M.A.R.T. information on internal hard drives. Is there a way to get ...
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How can I get the exact URLs/requests that a program is trying to connect to?

I currently use Little Snitch to control network traffic on my Macbook Pro, and see what my apps are connecting to. Unfortunately, Little Snitch only shows you the hostname that an app is connecting ...
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How can one filter MULTIPLE processes in Activity Monitor?

How can I look at several processes at once, instead of just one? For example… typing in bash, shows bash processes.. how to I show both bash and say httpd? First thoughts.. bash|httpd, no. Or bash ...
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Monitoring power consumption on Mac

The Android OS monitors the power consumption of running apps and hardware (display). As you may guess, this is a useful feature as it allows to track down energy greedy apps. Is there an application ...
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Monitoring network usage of individual applications?

I want to monitor each application's network/internet usage on my Mac. Sort of like how Activity Indicator shows total upload/download usage -- but I also want to know particular application usages. ...