I maintain at least 2 logins:
normal is non admin permissions
admin - to do those sometimes tasks but increase my security.
[10.11.6 EL Cap, not new logger system. I hope to get to that sometime but many steps before that arrives!]
As a normal user my Console shows many fewer messages than if I am logged in with admin permission. I prefer to try and have an admin level console available to me, without user switching which is too disruptive, so in normal I run terminal (iTerm2 for me) and:
su -l admin_self sudo /Applications/Utilities/Console.app/Contents/MacOS/Console &
This works in that I see ALL parts of system and can access older system logs etc in this console BUT... I get lots of pasteboard permissions errors in my terminal at launch:
2018-11-25 12:31:07.502 Console[71471:18037307] CFPasteboardRef CFPasteboardCreate(CFAllocatorRef, CFStringRef) : failed to create global data 2018-11-25 12:31:19.472 Console[71471:18037307] CFPasteboardRef CFPasteboardCreate(CFAllocatorRef, CFStringRef) : failed to create global data 2018-11-25 12:31:19.474 Console[71471:18037307] CFPasteboardRef CFPasteboardCreate(CFAllocatorRef, CFStringRef) : failed to create global data
and I get similar in error logs when swapping from/to the app. This is annoying, but more importantly I can't copy error text in this mode. So all those long paths etc create considerable blocks for me to go digging!
Any ideas on options to allow shared pb access? I can copy and paste between different terminal logins, but the host app (iTerm2) is always in my Normal environment. Maybe some switches, permissions I can safely fix, or some sort of pipe to localhost with a modified plist for a PrivConsole copy of Console or ???
Possibly helpful, I found remote pbcopy over ssh
and a similar, and unanswered question:
How to get output from the console.app from a non-admin account? not sure if he does the same, terminal environment, partial solution that I do...
A bit more research by me: I get similar errors if I launch Console as my normal non-admin user in terminal; ALSO I get a bigger clue in this:
Failed to connect (_consoleX) outlet from (NSApplication) to (ConsoleX): missing setter or instance variable