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The built-in macOS application for viewing log files generated by the system and by individual applications.

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Connecting to a device console using screen shows no output

I am trying to access a network device console from my mac using a Prolific Technology USB-serial adapter to the device's console. After installing the relevant driver, the adapter is correctly shown: ...
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Reacting to launchservicesd error messages

I am able to observe a particular error message from launchservicesd via Console.app that I would like to use to trigger a script: However, I'm not sure from what source Console.app is displaying ...
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Why does Console report ‘window 153 is already attached to window 13d'?

Do you know why Mac console reports window number 153 is already attached to window 13d?
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Identify a specific process in macOS Big Sur

I'm writing a shell script that mimics the functionality of setting the menu bar date and time format via System Preferences in macOS Big Sur. The action of checking/unchecking the 24-Hour Time option ...
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simctl errors in Console

I noticed that my Macbook Pro 2015 was making a fan noise in the morning, even though the lid was closed and it had been put to sleep 10 hours ago. When I looked at system.log in the Console, it's ...
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How to monitor progress of iPhone sync operation on Catalina

I am currently trying to sync about 10,000 photos to my iPhone. I am suspicious that the sync process is stuck somehow, though. It is two hours in and I cannot see any sign of progress being made. ...
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MacBook Pro 15 slow after reset, Console full with errors

Over the last two weeks, my MacBook decided to stop loading pages with the error "server cannot be contacted". As it has been some time, I finally decided to reset the whole thing. It is a ...
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Recurring system.log process: “com.apple.dpd: Service exited with abnormal code: 75” - Catalina 10.15.7

I've been trying to remove this weird recurring process that happens every second in my system.log: Sep 27 23:45:12 User-iMac com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple.dpd[1749]): Service exited with ...
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How to access Console Device log in macOS via terminal

macOS has Console app to view different logging activities. Console has a group Devices in the top left corner with the mac itself and connected devices such as iPhone. I would like to access mac ...
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MacOS, Can I troubleshoot a program that is not working from a console log/is it safe to post here?

I'm pretty sure it's not safe to paste console logs because it has personal information but just wanted to make sure. I have a program called sidenotes for MacOS, I kind of need it as an intermediary ...
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How to crash an application to produce Crash Report

I want to crash an application in order to produce the crash report and view it in Console.app. However, running sudo kill <pid> or sudo kill -9 <pid> closes the application but does not ...
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Change font in Console.app

Is it possible to increase the font size in Console? I am looking at a 27" Thunderbolt display sitting about 4 feet away and the tiny font is unreadable. It appears to be Menlo 11 and I need at ...
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How do I browse logs in /var/log in Console.app on Catalina?

Up to and including Mojave, /var/log was listed in the sidebar of Console.app, allowing me to browse subfolders and, for instance, look at /var/log/powermanagement logs for previous days. But in ...
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Console app doesn't let me open other log files

I am using MacOS's Console application version 1.1 (3.0.17) on MacOS 10.14.6. Previous versions of this app on previous versions of the OS let me open different log files that are not part of the OS, ...
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iOS how to read bluetoothd service logs in the console?

I’m debugging a Bluetooth app on an iPhone. When I connect it via cable to a Mac, I see that Apple logs output from “bluetoothd” service in between my app’s output. The logs contain central/ ...
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ApplePushService Segmentation Fault (with com.apple.apsd process threads)

I'm having a problem with ApplePushService and a Segmentation Fault (with apsd process threads). Is this some possible iCloud authentication problem? Does anyone have any ideas about this? OS Version: ...
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How can I share a saved search for Console.app?

I'm using Console.app to debug an iPhone app that my team is building. I've customized my view of the events in Console by filtering to exclude noisy libraries, subsystems, and messages. While I can ...
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macOS briefly falls back to console after login

A few days ago, my 2018 MacBook Air entered console mode after logging in: and then switches back to graphical mode (full video here). I didn't install any system updates. I didn't see anything in ...
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How to find activity log with time stamps of when applications were opened and closed on MacBook Pro

Is it possible to see a log of when any given application was opened, running, and then closed on my MacBook Pro? For example something that would show the messages app was opened at 3:00 pm and then ...
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Is there any way to review all file moves done with Finder?

I recently setup a new Macbook. I had a few apps open, and noticed all of a sudden a Finder dialogue window that showed thousands of files being transferred to 'Movies.' I believe it said '...files ...
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80+ Mail console messages per seconds: “no entry for mailbox id <X> in the cache; this should never happen”

Mail rarely below 30% cpu on a 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 … -> could be 100% of one core … fan on (very loud), top of the notebook very hot, laptop very slow to react/respond to inputs making ...
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Trigger custom script on specific log message

I am using AirServer for Airplay on my Mac. As far as I know, AirServer does not provide an interface to run scripts on specific actions. However, I found a AirServer specific message inside the ...
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Delete Login/Crash History on Mac OS Yosemite

I have an older iMac running Yosemite and I'm trying to delete the most recent login and crash history. When I type last and my username I see a bunch of crash reports but no option to delete them in ...
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Reactivating console mail logging from cronjobs

I am running several cron jobs on a Mac server. Some time ago I don't know why I deactivated the cron logs into the local mail of the system. I now am getting errors running those cronjobs and I am ...
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Sources for “ping” bundled with Mojave 10.14.6?

I am interested in knowing whether the "ping" utility shipped with Mojave 10.14.6 sources are open. man ping ends with BSD March 29, 2013 BSD, but it seems that FreeBSD's version of ping is not the ...
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How to browse var/log directories in console app as could be done in OS versions prior to Catalina?

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 ...
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system.log flooded with xpcproxy errors during sleep time. How do I diagnose?

A few weeks ago my Macbook Pro 2018 with Catalina 10.15.2 started to get mad during sleep-time, actually it's not really going to sleep as it's flooding the system.log with hundreds of these lines: ...
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How can I send logs to the main screen of OSX Console?

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?" So far, I have successfully sent logs ...
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Is there any way to make Console prompt for authentication to logs the user isn't authorised to?

If I try to access system.log from my non-admin account I get the message "Unable to read the file" Is there any way to make Console.app prompt for administrator credentials to view logs the user isn'...
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Macbook pro freezing after clean install

My Macbook Pro (2015, Catalina) begun to freeze when I logged on to my main user account a couple of days ago. After the loading screen I approximately 2-5 seconds passed before everything froze, ...
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What is the exact difference between 'tty' and a 'console'?

I know the general idea of console, tty as here explains https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/4126/what-is-the-exact-difference-between-a-terminal-a-shell-a-tty-and-a-con But when run who (using ...
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Spotlight indexing occasionally throws Error Returned from daemon: Error Domain=com.apple.accounts Code=9 in console

For the past week Spotlight on my Mac has been indexing my 256GB drive, using about 200% CPU more or less constantly and it hasn't gone anywhere, so today I opened up the console and filtered by ...
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How to export the event log from the Console.app into a text file?

According to tutorials, you'd export your Console.app event log by pressing the "Share" and using e.g. the Mail.app: https://help.realmacsoftware.com/en/articles/1905631-how-to-save-console-logs-in-...
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cannot see log items for connected ipad in console

I have attached an iPad to my MacBook and I made the iPad trust the MacBook. I've opened up the Console application where I can see both my MacBook and the iPad, but I am only seeing messages come ...
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Cannot Serial/Screen into things error “Cannot open line '/dev/ttyUSBtoSerial for r/w: resource busy” “Sorry, could not find a PTY”

Brand new MBP running latest MacOS Catalina 10.15.1, using USB-C to serial device found here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074WPTY6H/ Get following errors in quick succession when attempting ...
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Diagnosing Failed Web Requests Safari

I am having some trouble with Safari not loading any sites. When I enter a URL the site appears to load forever without making progress. There are no errors, and this state will continue until I ...
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Mac OS capture output from shell script that launches application

I have a .Net Core application that I'm running on a Mac. I am currently using a shell script to launch the executable which is working well however I am wondering where the output from the script is ...
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How to identify the cause of a restart on MacBook Air via Console app in OS X Yosemite

Recently my MacBook Air restarted in the middle of the night and cost me some data. I understand there is a support page that tells me the possible causes, but they don't include a way to find the ...
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Filtering with multiple criteria using OR in Console.app

It seems that using multiple criteria within search in Console implies an AND operator. So if I add a TagA and a TagB filters, it will find only messages that contains both TagA and TagB together. Is ...
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Device Console error: kernel compat_ifmu_ulist error 14

After looking through my Console log I noticed a strange error that seems to show up around 10 times a second or so. The error is coming from the kernel and shows up as one of the following 5 or so ...
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iphone sends log files to desktop Console app via wifi

UPDATE #2 I've narrowed this down to the WiFi logs are definitely sent via the lockdown process - not iPhone sync. This occurs despite the "Connect via network" box in XCode being unchecked. UPDATE ...
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How can I see the year in the entries in install.log in Macs (/private/var/log install.log)?

I noticed that in some Macs, the entries in install.log don't display the year: Such as: Oct-10 04:49:55+00 localhost opendirectoryd[186]... Is there any way to see the year?: something like: 2018-...
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What is “signpost_reporter”?

Today I updated my 2014 MacBook Air to macOS Mojave 10.14.5 as it just released. After the update finished, I checked console logs and noticed in 'System Reports' there's a log named "...
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How can I find out when my Macbook Pro turned itself on?

I'm trying to track down a problem where my MPB occasionally turns itself on while still closed. Perhaps if I can identify the time it happens, it will reveal something useful. In the most recent case,...
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iCloud Sync activity log

Trying to figure out how to see activity happening while iCloud Files is syncing. The macOS Console application shows messages from cloudd, but nothing very useful: The Activity Monitor does not show ...
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Is there a way to see when an application was launched? [duplicate]

Is there a way to see when an application was launched? I need to restore some tabs that were open in my browser when I launched it several weeks ago (it is still running) and I want to look in the ...
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How to remove an iPhone from the device list in Console.app

Today I opened Console.app and I found that my Mac can read logs from an iPhone which I connected to build an app quite a long time ago. The problem is that I now cannot find a way to remove this ...
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Launchd running an Applescript every two hours

I have written a small applescript that I would like to run automatically every 2 hours. I have thus written the following launchd daemon (probably it is an agent): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="...
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Using Console utility to get the full logs with admin perms but as a non admin user

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 ...
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Connect to macOS based system over serial console?

Does anyone know whether it is possible to connect to a macOS based system over a serial port to get a console? This was possible over the XServe DB9 connector but I’m wondering if it can be done ...

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