Questions tagged [console]

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

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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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Mac OS Mojave console error for quicklookd “Failed to generate image with request <private>”

I am using Mac OS Mojave on a MacBook Pro. Recently the console popped up in the dock without my doing. Console window displayed the following error for quicklookd process several times: Failed to ...
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System process logger

I have been having repeated issues with my MacBook Pro where it freezes during trivial finder tasks like scrolling through directories or opening relatively small files. Sometimes the computer is able ...
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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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OS 10.14 stop console from scrolling

It seems that since the new update, console will not stop scrolling. I have turned off the "Now" button, but scrolling up and highlighting a line pops out of view as soon as a new message comes in (...
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kernel panic – MacBook Pro 2011 won't boot, keeps restarting

My MacBook Pro 17" Late 2011 is suddenly unable to boot, keeps restarting over and over again, like 10-20 times until it decides to shut down. As it restarts each time, it displays a message like this ...
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Why an IPhone XS Max appears here? (Do not own an iphone XS max nor there is one in proximity)

This is what I see in Console app. However I did not see this item in the morning (about two hours ago) The MacBookPro I am working on is a second hand unit. My question: how did it make its way to ...
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Black console screen shows up during boot (verbose mode not turned on)

Over the past few months when my Mac boots up, the grey screen with the apple disappears and is replaced with a unix style console screen, which scrolls like a linux PC booting up. I have tried ...
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Where's the macOS log “Mac Analytic Data” file located in the macOS startup drive?

Where's the macOS log "Mac Analytic Data" file located in the macOS startup drive? . I can't say beyond 5 days back or so in that log in Console for macOS High Sierra..
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>console login on macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 [duplicate]

In attempting to log in using >console, I am met with a black screen and no terminal prompt, I eventually need to reboot into the GUI. I have successfully used this in the past (say, Mavericks). Has ...
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How do I write to the device Console log from the command line?

How do I write to the log for my "Device" in the Console app from the command line. I've tried syslog -s -k Facility com.apple.console \ Level Alert \ Sender SomeSender \ ...
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Why can a command in Safari's Javascript (JS) console not call a previously defined function?

I have the latest MacOS and Safari on a 2012 Macbook Pro. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50513038/how-to-automate-download-of-generated-pdfs/50515826#50515826 provides me with a function and a ...
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What are “stackshots” for mac?

Ive recently noticed that from one of my keynote presentations it creates a ".spin" log whenever i close the presentations without saving or view previous versions of the presentation with the 'Revert ...
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How to isolate cause of iMac System Crash

For the past six months I've been trying to isolate sporadic iMac system crashes unsuccessfully. The machine is a late 2012 iMac 3.4 GHz i7 with the 3tb fusion drive (replaced awhile back under the ...
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How to see / capture ALL SMB server log output in 10.12 and 10.13?

Ever since the move away from SAMBA, I've been plagued by various oddities with SMB and both Windows and Mac clients. Digging about /var/log used to do the trick, but it doesn't seem that the SMB ...
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Read old/previous/past console log entries from an iPhone

I know there are plenty of ways to receive real-time log messages from an iPhone - e.g. the Console app on a Mac, Apple Configurator, and cfgutil syslog. But is there a way to look back at older ...
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Error: Failed entitlement check 'com.apple.private.secure-apsclient'

Trying to solve this issue I have looked in the Console app to further troubleshoot. Here I find the errors: Failed entitlement check 'com.apple.private.secure-apsclient' for <private> Failed ...
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Launching an application via Finder and enabling env variables for logging

I want to launch an application via Finder in a current Mac OS X. I want to enable some logging modules, which can be set by export NAME=etc on the console, but I want to include them in the Finder-...
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When running a script from the scripts menu, where is console output captured?

I have a shell script that I want to run from the scripts menu in the menu bar. (This is the menu that you can activate in the Script Editor preferences.) The script works when I run it from Terminal, ...
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How to get output from the console.app from a non-admin account?

I almost exclusively use a non-admin account for everyday use. Only for installing software, etc. I log in with the admin account. This normally works very well, however, there is one issue I haven't ...
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Random shutdowns that look like kernel panic

But with no sign of kernel panic in the console. The screen just turns black all of a sudden, but the backlight stays on. After up to 10 seconds, it shuts down completely. People I talked to over ...
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Are BT MAC addresses of devices requesting BT connections to the Mac logged in High Sierra?

A neighbor of mine has a phone that keeps trying to connect to my Mac. Considering they're probably trying to connect, I'm a little annoyed. Any way I can find the BT MAC logged anywhere by default ...
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Putting display to sleep with AirPlay crashs apps in macOS High Sierra

I use AirPlay everyday and put my display to sleep if I leave my desk in macOS Sierra. However, putting display to sleep with AirPlay crashes all the apps after upgrading to macOS High Sierra. I ...
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Strange characters in Console .awd reports

Anyone knows what causes this behavior? In Console > system reports all .awd reports have characters like this — ÕÖÖ,$90F31FE5-04CE-99A7-86EA-0E99D6B9ADA8 (í0�: Macmini6,2B16G1036ZUser`êhz áŸˇåÖ,(ÅÄ$...
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Find out if any files were exported from my MacBook

I left my laptop around with co-workers for around 30-40 minutes. Can I find out if any files were exported/opened from my laptop during that time? 11/5/17 3:12:09.000 PM syslogd[47]: ASL Sender ...
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How can I tell if someone logged in to my macOS Sierra?

It seems as though the activity in my Console has been deleted. Is this possible? There is no data before the login that led me here tonight.
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Accessing Time Machine Console Messages

Under previous versions of macOS, to get an idea of what Time Machine was up to I could simply open Console.app and enter "backupd" as a filter in order to see lots of useful messages, in particular ...
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Chrome and Safari keeps hanging after upgrading to macOS High Sierra

Since upgrading to High Sierra, both Chrome and Safari have been hanging randomly following startup. The rainbow pinwheel would appear every few seconds and I'd have to force quit/re-open those ...
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Fresh macOS install: Console.app displays errors/faults. Is that to be expected?

I have installed a fresh copy of macOS 10.13 on an empty drive. After logging in I checked for errors/faults in Console.app. I didn't expect to see any errors let alone faults but Console.app ...
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macOS equivalent of `cmdtool`

I recently saw someone on a Unix system run the command cmdtool <some_log_file.log> and the terminal showed a logging window that live-updated as text was entered into the log file. (I'm ...
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Change font in Console.app in macOS Sierra

How do I change the font used in macOS Sierra? Has Apple actually taken away the ability to set the font? Currently in macOS Sierra the SFMono font bundled with the app seems to be in use. I cannot ...
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Macbook pro13 (2015) Battery dropping significantly during sleep

I went through articles, but I'm requesting an answer for my instance. The relevant details are shown below, Health Information: Cycle Count: 336 Condition: Normal Health: 90% According to the ...
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Console on 10.2.5 not showing history before Console.app started [duplicate]

I know that I used to be able to start up Console to see things like what happened due to a system error: you could just fire it up and search for the most recent "boot" and look at the events before ...
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launchd hogging the CPU

About three months ago, my MacBook Pro retina 2014's fan started spinning continuously because launchd is hogging the CPU up to 70%. When I checked the system.log, it shows this code over and over ...
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Why is my 2009 Macbook's fan turning on and off during sleep?

I'm running a 2009 13in Macbook running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 with a USB keyboard attached. I'm noticing often that, while my macbook is closed. The fan turns on and off repeatedly and is hot. It's ...
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Console Utility iMac

When I open the console utility on my iMac, I see that messages are occurring at a rate so fast that they can't be read. I don't recall messages occurring so fast. Is this normal behavior? I only ...
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How can I get full information from Console in macOS Sierra?

When I run Console, a lot of messages have the text <private> instead of details, even though my account is an Admin user account. Here is an example for an application I'm writing and trying ...
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How do I see a log of WiFi connect/disconnect events?

I'm having trouble with my router, where the WiFi keeps disconnecting on most of our home devices, so I'm testing different settings on the router. (Seems to be affected by security protocol...) I ...
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How to identify a missing datastore for com.apple.securityd?

My fans are blowing constantly, and some investigation of my Console shows this error being spit out at a fantastic rate CSSM Exception: -2147413737 CSSMERR_DL_DATASTORE_DOESNOT_EXIST and ...
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How to reduce Safari/WebKit logging verbosity?

I only recently updated to Sierra (10.12.4). Now when I use the Console program to view console messages, I see a massive amount of logging by WebKit, especially about "Current memory footprint": ...
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CalendarAgent (CoreData) creating hundreds of errors in the console

CalendarAgent is having some kind of issue and is creating hundreds (no exaggeration) of errors in the Console. I cannot find a way to resolve it. Functionally, the Calendar app itself works fine so ...