As an application developer, how can I send logs so that they appear on the main screen of Console, i.e. when I select the name of my computer under "Devices?"

Selecting my computer under "Devices"

So far, I have successfully sent logs to:

  • "Log Reports" under "Reports" by writing a log file within ~/Library/Logs/
  • "system.log" under "Reports" by sending logs with syslog using RFC 3164

I'm currently on MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 with Console 1.1 (4.0.15).

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As I'm not actively coding under macOS, I would say with some reservation: This might be worth reading: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/os/logging

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