bird process is out of control on my machine, running 80-100% of cpu nonstop. Rebooting did not settle it down.
I know this runs iCloud. This page suggests it should be possible to use
brctl log to find problematic files causing the process to be wedged.
But the page recommends a command
brctl log -w --shorten
that does not seem to work in Big Sur -- neither "w" nor "shorten" flags seem to exist any more.
Does anyone have a useful prescription for reining in iCloud when it goes out of control?
EDIT: My first problem was copy/paste error from the appletoolbox article, where their typesetting software had replaced "--" with "—" and broken the command. I actually saw that and could have sworn I fixed it, but apparently not.
New problem: macOS now replaces the filenames you actually need to know with "" in the log output. What can I do about that? Or is there a better way to go about this entirely?