In Mac OS prior to Catalina, the left sidebar in the console app would show a directory tree for the
/var/log directory and a few other log directories. These could be expanded to navigate logs for various processes. I am pretty sure at least one,
/var/log, was there by default.
Now, there doesn't appear to be a way to get any log directories to show in the sidebar—even by opening through the file menu or by drag/dropping. It only shows the default:
- [Device name]
- Crash Reports
- Spin Reports
- Log Reports
- Diagnostic Reports
- Mac Analytics Data
These are the same sidebar items that were present in previous versions, minus the directories.
I can open up individual log files with the console, but cannot get any directories to show up in the sidebar.
Maybe this is a regression and wasn't intentionally removed.
How can I get log directories to show up permanently like in the previous OS?