I use a gui application that can access the command line to run commands/scripts/etc. Is there a place where these commands are logged? They don't show up in .bash_history or .zsh_history and I need to debug the commands the application sends to the command line.

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The first line works and creates an empty file. The second line does not work. Probably has to do with the quotes, however that's how this program decided to handle terminal commands. This is why it would be nice to find the actual command that was sent to the command line. MacOS has to log that somewhere right?

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    The second line is clearly wrong. Instead of logging, would it help to contact the developer about it?
    – nohillside
    Jan 4 at 17:59
  • No. It would not help to contact the developer about it.
    – ctilley79
    Jan 4 at 18:51
  • Which application is it, maybe others here know how to change the behavior?
    – nohillside
    Jan 4 at 20:54
  • Have you used the Console app?
    – Gilby
    Jan 4 at 21:10
  • @Gilby I tried it but there is so much info being logged that I can't filter the noise out.
    – ctilley79
    Jan 4 at 22:42


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